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Curwood Castle

Curwood Castle is located in Owosso Michigan. It was built as the fulfillment of a childhood fantasy by adventure writer and novelist James Oliver Curwood.

Curwood (1878-1927) was a wildly popular writer in his time and many of his novels and stories had been turned into movies. But now he has fallen from the public eye and is relatively unknown.

The day I was at this castle they were having a festival on the grounds which was quite wonderful. There were lots of tents, food, activities and even a couple of authors. It was a fun day.

Curwood Castle Front view


Curwood Castle side view


Inside Curwood Castle

Here, in an upstairs area of one of the towers is his writing room.

The writing room in the castle

At least nineteen movies were made that are directly attributable to his writing. The most famous of which is probably this movie "The Bear" which came out in the 80's.

In the 1920's and 30's many movies were made from his work and Curwood has a very extensive listing on the IMDB.

Movie poster of The Bear


His Books are available on Amazon.com here: James Oliver Curwood


The Movie "The Bear" is available on amazon Prime for free right here


The River's End: A New Story of God's Country


Baree: The Story of a Wolf-Dog