what is the history of sam mcgees cabin

Sam McGee's cabin now stands in the yard of the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse.

Sam McGee’s cabin now stands in the yard of the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse.

According to the late John Scott, who lived in Whitehorse since the 1920s, the cabin was once in the alley behind the Puckett House, which still stands opposite the old Whitehorse cemetery on Sixth Avenue.

Robert W. Service used Sam’s name in his poem The Cremation of Sam McGee, and became famous because of this particular poem. I once talked to the late Mrs. Gramms, of Alberta, who was Sam McGee’s daughter. I met her during her visit to the Yukon quite a few years ago. I believe she said she once lived in the Sam McGee cabin.

The photo appeared on a postcard from the Jim Robb collection.

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