Signs / The Mad Trapper of Rat River
All pictures ©2006, by Jennifer Hawks

The Death of Albert Johnson Mad Trapper of Rat River
Albert Johnson, a man still shrouded in mystery, shot an RCMP officer in 1932, which began a grueling manhunt through the Northwest Territories. Four shoot-outs later, with one officer dead and others injured, he was finally shot to death but his true identity was never determined. See the books about this man and the legend surrounding him.

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A sign posted at the site where the Mad Trapper was finally killed by the RCMP. The place where I took this photo is particularly rugged country, even in the relatively mild time of summer.