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Jack Salmela, Of Vikings and Voyageurs

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The voyageurs carried a lot of furs along the waterways of the north. At least at one point, they carried real treasure…and lost it. The rumor of treasure came down to the present, sparking a search that attracted both treasure hunters and historians alike. The key lay in runestones left by Vikings centuries before the voyageurs paddled their canoes on the wilderness lakes and rivers. Jack's first novel, “The Messiah Medallions,” was self-published in 2005, but is no longer in print. However, copies are still advertised through Amazon. North Star Press has asked him to write a third book, which is now in progress. Jack will present a PowerPoint presentation on the book for Oopa Loopa Cafe listeners entitled "European Land Claims in Central North America - the history behind the novel, OF VIKINGS & VOYAGEURS." Slide show link: http://www.slideshare.net/rickosmon/ppt-v-v-long-presentation