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A Week in Literary History

January 16th, 2002

Scottish poet Robert Service, who will later become Bard of the Yukon and die in France, is born in Preston, Lancashire in 1874.

service.jpgRobert W. Service, b. January 16, 1874, d. 1958

Service’s famous Yukon Territory poems grew out of the decade he spent as a bank manager in Whitehorse. Once The Shooting of Dan McGrew, The Cremation of Sam McGee, and the others were published in 1907, he became a very wealthy man and lived the rest of his life in either Brittany or Hollywood. In Paris during the Hemingway-Fitzgerald-Proust-Joyce years, he had a lot more money than the rest of them combined.

Suggested Reading Verse The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses, 1907. The Rhymes of a Red-cross Man, 1916. Memoir Ploughman of the Moon, 1945.

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