sam mcgees cabins first location

Thank you to Pam Phillips of Whitehorse for the following note. By the way, I have been looking for the photo of Sam McGee's cabin, which is on an old postcard. I haven't found it yet but I will, and I'll get in touch with you.

Thank you to Pam Phillips of Whitehorse for the following note. By the way, I have been looking for the photo of Sam McGee’s cabin, which is on an old postcard. I haven’t found it yet but I will, and I’ll get in touch with you. Sorry about the delay.

Pam’s note follows:

I am looking at the Colourful Five Per Cent per from January 20th and the picture confirms what I have been telling people for years, that the cabin at McBride used to be where the garage is now located, right beside our house on 505 Wood Street. That is our house behind Sam’s cabin in the picture. The wooden ladder on the roof is still up there.

Jack McDonald, who used to live at 5126 Fifth Avenue was a founding member of McBride and he told me that he donated the cabin when they first started the museum and then he had General Enterprises build the garage that sits on the lot now.

Jack came to the Yukon in 1919 with the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and ran dog teams around the territory. He lived with his wife Florence and their children downtown until he passed away in 1984. His son John still lives in Whitehorse.

The story goes that McGee lived in the cabin until he had Mike and Tony Cyr build him a two-storey log house on the corner of Fifth and Wood, where they lived for a year and a half until he moved south in 1909. The lot used to be 100 by 100 feet but was divided up later. The Cyrs lived there for awhile back then after McGee, according to family members I have spoken to.

Where can I get a copy of that picture?

Pam Phillips

Whitehorse

Anyone with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook—Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon,

Y1A 2E4, or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.

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