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If you don’t know the poem, the “Cremation of Sam McGee”, have a listen

Sam McGee was the name of the main character from Robert Service’s famous poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. But he was also a real person. He lived in the Yukon in the early 1900s and was a renowned road builder. He led the construction of the wagon road between Carcross and Conrad during the height of the Windy Arm silver rush. 

Service ran across his name while he was working as a bank clerk in Whitehorse and immortalized him. The Sam McGee trail on Montana Mountain is built on a section of that old wagon road.

If you don’t know the poem, the “Cremation of Sam McGee”, have a listen. Conrad Boyce, an actor who performed Robert Service poems at Service’s historic cabin in Dawson for many years, reads this version.

Listen to Sam McGee on Sound Cloud


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Montana Mining History

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