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The May 1953 issue of The Wide World, a British magazine, featured a five page piece on the Rat River Trapper by C. Bidmead. The article was illustrated with dramatic drawings and photographs. The Wide World was originally begun by George Newnes, the editor who gave us The Strand.and Sherlock Holmes. The magazine ran until 1965, focusing on non-fiction articles about exciting adventures and strange places. The Times described the magazine tongue-in-cheek: “brave chaps with large moustaches on stiff upper lips, who did stupid and dangerous things”.

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