Robert Service wrote, "The Cremation of Sam McGee", "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and the "Ballad of Blasphemous Bill." These are just a few of his famous poetic stories stemming from his days in the Yukon. He also wrote the novel, " The Trail of Ninety-Eight".
Robert Service started his working life in the Yukon as a bank teller. In the mornings he would rise, extra early, so he could spend time working on his stories before he was required to show up at work as a bank teller in Dawson City.
Robert Service left the Yukon in 1912 and moved to France where he became a journalists and an ambulance driver during the war. He continued to write more poems and novels too.
Today.. the Robert Service Cabin has been restored as a heritage site. It is a popular self guided attraction in the heart of Dawson City. Inside the log cabin there are historic artifacts from his time in the Yukon like a writing desk, writing materials, tools, oil lamps, wood stove, telephone and his bed.
The cabin is open for viewing between May and September. There are actors dressed in traditional Klondike Gold Rush attire. The actors play their parts well and are eager to share the story of Robert Service with you. Or as they like to call him, "The Bard of the Yukon".