Henry Kroll

Obit:Saturday, September 21, 1968

End of the Trail

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Henry Kroll, 64, veteran Alaskan trapper, fisherman and prospector, died September 21, 1968, while prospecting1 in the Moose Creek area near Ferry on the Alaska Railroad. Kroll, whose exploits on the trapline, bush flying his own aircraft, live-trapping animals and prospecting made him a legend in the thirties when he earned the sobriquet of "The Mad Trapper," first came to Alaska in 1929 to the Wrangell area. He later moved to Cordova and then to Seldovia and to a homestead on Tuxedni Channel near Chisik Island. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Henry II, Halibut Cove, and Herbert, with his mother at the homestead.� � [Mar1969]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Mar 1969

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