Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
Robert Service's Cabin / La cabane de Robert Service
Within 5 years of Robert Service's departure in 1912, the local press referred to his rented cabin as a “shrine”. It became Yukon’s foremost tourist attraction virtually from the day it was abandoned. Maintained, altered and embellished by local service groups, the Klondike Bard’s cabin has come to symbolize the legacy of the Klondike Gold Rush:
“Have you suffered, starved and triumphed, grovelled down, yet grasped at glory. Grown bigger in the bigness of the whole?”
(from The Call of the Wild, Robert Service)
À peine cinq ans après le départ de Robert Service en 1912, la presse locale qualifiait sa cabane louée de “lieu de pèrlerinage”. Après avoir été abandonnée, la cabane est devenue presque aussitôt la principale attraction touristique du Yukon. Entretenue, modiffiée et embellie par groupes locaux, la cabane du barde Klondike en est venue à symbolier l’hértiage de la ruée vers l’or du Klondike:
“As-tu souffert, connu la faim et triomphé, rampé et Pourtant connu la glorie, Grandi dans la grandeur de l’univers?”
(Traduction libre d’un extrait de “The Call of the Wild” de Robert Service)
Location. 64° 3.36′ Touch for map. The marker is on Eighth Avenue near the intersection with Hanson Street. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson City, Yukon Territory YT YOB, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Andrew’s Church and Manse (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dr. Brown’s Residence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Macaulay’s Residence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 3rd Avenue Complex (approx. half a kilometer away); Billy Bigg’s Blacksmith Shop (approx. half a kilometer away); Yukon Hotel (approx. half a kilometer away); Harrington’s Store (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
Also see . . . Biography of Robert Service. (Submitted on May 26, 2011.)
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