Northern Rover

From 1919 to 1970, Olaf Hanson was a trapper, fur trader, prospector, game guardian, fisherman, and road blasting expert in northeastern Saskatchewan. He told his life story to popular Saskatchewan author A. L. Karras, who wrote this historical memoir in the 1980s. In an uncompromising, straightforward style, Karras and Hanson reveal the geography, wildlife, and natural history of the region as well as the business and social interactions between people. Northern Rover offers a look at the vanishing subsistence and commercial economy of the boreal forest, wound around a fascinating personal story of courage and physical stamina.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
COVER PAGE 1
CONTENTS 6
INTRODUCTION 8
PREFACE 14
1 ROAD TO LEARNING 16
2 FOREST RANGER 32
3 FROM POACHER TO GAME GUARDIAN 42
4 BEAR CUBS 56
5 HARDSHIPS AND HAPPY DAYS 62
6 COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN 74
7 FUR TRADER 84
8 STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IN FLIN FLON 102
9 JAN LAKE, 1932–33 118
10 THE WANDERING TRAPPERS 128
11 NO POT OF GOLD 144
12 AT THE RAINBOW'S END 150
13 IN ROCKBOUND COUNTRY 166
14 REINDEER LAKE TO LYNN LAKE 170
15 LADY PROSPECTOR 180
16 THE HANSON LAKE ROAD 188
EPILOGUE 194
A 198
D 198
C 198
B 198
F 198
INDEX 198
N 199
M 199
L 199
K 199
J 199
I 199
H 199
G 199
W 200
V 200
T 200
S 200
R 200
Q 200
P 200
O 200
Z 200