The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68888   Message #2639277
Posted By: meself
23-May-09 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Capture of Albert Johnson (Wilf Carter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the mad trapper of rat river
I'm not sure why anyone is "stunned" that the trapper may have been American - from what I've read, there was from the very beginning speculation that he was American. I believe some of the items found to have been in his possession had some American connection - perhaps some of the money was American ...


On the subject of Wop May - perhaps his greatest feat has been neglected here - his mid-winter mercy flight from Fort Vermilion, Alberta, to - Yellowknife? Whitehorse? - somewhere up there. He was delivering flu vaccine, flying in an open cockpit plane, through bad, extremely cold weather. A feat of considerable skill and almost unbelievable toughness.