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Owosso in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Curwood Castle

 
 
Curwood Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
1. Curwood Castle Marker
Inscription.  James Oliver Curwood was born in Owosso on June 12, 1878, and lived here most of his life. Writing and love of nature were his boyhood interests, and by 1908 Curwood was earning his living as a novelist. Most of his stories were adventure tales set in the Canadian north, where the author spent much of his time. During the 1920s his books were among the most popular in North America, and many were made into movies. The castle, built in 1922, was his writing studio, and a number of his later works were composed in the tower, overlooking the Shiawassee River. Curwood became a zealous conservationist, and in 1926 he was appointed to the Michigan Conservation Commission. He died at his nearby home on Williams Street on August 13, 1927.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number HB59.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 59.968′ 
Curwood Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., September 5, 2013
2. Curwood Castle Marker
This gives a much better view of the marker w/r to the building.
N, 84° 10.53′ W. Marker is in Owosso, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is at the intersection of Curwood Castle Drive on Curwood Castle Drive. Marker is in Curwood Castle Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso MI 48867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Curwood Castle (a few steps from this marker); The Studio of James Oliver Curwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Comstock Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Elias Comstock (within shouting distance of this marker); Walk of History (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First House in Owosso (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Homesite of Doctor John B. Barnes (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owosso.
 
Also see . . .
1. Curwood Castle. (Submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. James Oliver Curwood. (Submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Curwood Castle and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
3. Curwood Castle and Marker
Marker is at the far left of the image.
Statue of James Oliver Curwood image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
4. Statue of James Oliver Curwood
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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