Historic Hood River
Robert Service Cabin
You can still visit the cabin of Robert Service, “Bard of the Yukon” at Dawson. It’s a Canadian Historic Site. I was surprised to learn that Olga visited just 13 years after Service vacated the cabin.
The link above does a better job telling the story of Robert Service and the cabin, so I won’t bother to interpret the story. I’ll admit I knew little about Robert Service before I prepared this post. I had thought the literary history of the Klondike Gold Rush era began and ended with Jack London.
Interesting structure, especially the foundation, door and steps.
As a teacher, my husband read Robert Service every year to his students. It has been interesting how many former students remember and even quote â€œThe Cremation of Sam McGeeâ€.
It is suggested we not go to the store,
makes us appreciate Art even more.
Thank you, Arthur! We had the pleasure of seeing Service's house in White Horse (not open at the time). This picture inspired me to look him up on Wikipedia – what a man! My husband still recites The Cremation of Sam McGee.
I never would have suspected Kenn was a poet!