Although this cabin is not accessible from the road system, it bears mentioning as a National Historic Site in the Corridor.

Harry A. Johnson arrived in Seward in 1904 from Erie, Pennsylvania. A 30-year-old blacksmith, he came north to help build the railroad. He was hired on as a meat hunter for the railroad: By 1908 the Alaska Central was bankrupt, and by 1911, its successor, the Alaska Northern, had also gone bust. By that time, Johnson worked at a logging camp at Bird Creek. He also trapped, sold firs, and prospected for gold. An avid photographer, Johnson later sold wildlife photographs to a souvenir shop in Seward and to various publications and magazines.

Johnson lived in Moose Pass for a time until 1921, when he moved to a Cabin he built near Resurrection Creek, 18 miles south of Hope. Five years later he built the trapline cabin six miles southwest of his home. This cabin allowed him to trap, maintain a fenceless fur-farm, and to photograph animals in a quiet, secluded place.

In 1948, Johnson moved back to Moose Pass. He returned to the mountains often to trap and take photographs until the 1950s. He died in Seward in June 1965 at the age of 90. Harry Johnson's trapline cabin is located in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

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Latitude: 60.593037
Longitude: -150.515671
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