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.
Kenn on 7th May 2020 @ 8:37am
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 “The Cremation of Sam McGee”.
L.E. on 7th May 2020 @ 9:14am
It is suggested we not go to the store,
makes us appreciate Art even more.
Kenn on 7th May 2020 @ 9:49am
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.
Maria Kollas on 7th May 2020 @ 11:09am
I never would have suspected Kenn was a poet!
ArthurB on 7th May 2020 @ 2:12pm