The Cremation of Sam McGee
by Robert Service
The Cremation of Sam McGee Resources
The Man in Black reads the poem (darn well, too) and as a bonus, there’s a good slideshow of old-time gold mining.
These guys pretty much reenact the whole thing, with a super-creepy ending. A fun watch.
We’re not absolutely sure whether this is the real deal (sounds a little like Vincent Price to us), but the reading is good – very spooky.
A few shots of the man himself.
Service lived in this cabin in Dawson, Yukon in the early 1900s.
A nice quick over view of the time and place this poem was written about. Some good photos too. Make sure to click through the various pages to get the whole show.
Worth poking around. They’ve got a lot of info about Service here.