Louis Thomas Rader

Obit:Friday, July 7, 1967
British Columbia, Canada

End of the Trail

Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.


Louis Thomas Rader, longtime trapper in the Canadian north, passed away July 31 in a Vancouver hospital. He trapped extensively in the MacKenzie and Liard districts, and then worked his way down into the Yukon via the Nahanni (Headless) River valley in the early 1940's. In later years he took over the management of the Taylor and Drury trading posts at Pelly Banks and then at Pelly Lakes until they closed down due to a decline to trapping activity and lack of furs. Prior to leaving the Yukon several years ago, he worked as caretaker for Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Company's operation , at Quill Creek.� [Nov1967]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Nov 1967

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