English-born poet and writer Robert W. Service lived in this two-room cabin from 1909 - 1912. Service worked as a bank employee in the Yukon in the early 1900's. In his spare time, he wrote verses based on conversations with many of his customers who were looking to strike it rich during the Klondike Gold Rush.
After having some of his poetry published, he quit his bank job and moved to this cabin to write full-time. He was 35 years old at the time. He wrote his first novel "The Trail of '98", which became a best-seller and followed that up with the poetry book "Rhymes of a Rolling Stone". After leaving Dawson City in 1912, he would move to Paris in 1913.
In this Street View scene, a group of people sit in the front lawn awaiting the reading of Service's works. Actors have recited his writings on the front lawn for tourists since 1976.
By milwhcky @ 2011-06-12 07:47:53