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The Klondike Gold Rush

The Cremation of Sam McGee

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Robert Service is the great Bard of the Klondike gold rush. Although he arrived to the Yukon in 1904, five years after the rush was over, his poems and ballads capture the spirit of the time like no other. Service’s most celebrated work is “The Creation of Sam McGee.” The work is brimming with humor and exquisite imagery. In this web video, Dawson City actress Sue Taylor recites the famous ballad.

Aired: 01/06/15

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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The Klondike Gold Rush” is made possible by The Wilson Foundation, The Cable Public Affairs Channel, with additional funding provided by the Rogers Documentary Fund, and The Rogers Cable Network Fund. With the participation of The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, and the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.