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Author with Wrangell connection to visit on book tour


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The cover of "Bonded by Water," a book by former Ketchikan resident Dave Olson featuring a water-color by local artist Brenda Schwartz-Yeager. The book details more than 100 years of family history and covers parts of the history of Southeast.

Blood may be thicker than water, but water has its own unique bond.

Dave Olson has written a quasi-memoir, "Bonded By Water," about his family's multi-generational bond to Southeast.

The Olson family relocated to Ketchikan when Dave was a teenager – he remembers coming to Wrangell in the pep band when Ketchikan High School played the Wrangell Institute basketball team – and the family retained a strong connection with Southeast.

Dave is the brother of the Rev. Ken Olson, the former pastor of the Island of Faith Lutheran Church. Rev. Olson was famous for his boat-based circuit ministry...

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