Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sam McGee

walking down by the junction of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers, there is a wooden panel for the “Klondyke Millennium Trail” and right next to that is a sponsor panel for the Trans-Canada Trail. I’ve often thought that it would be an interesting project to walk all across Canada on the Trail, so it pleases me to walk a tiny bit of it here. The odd thing about the sponsor panel is that, in with the various sponsor names, corporations, dates and so on, there is a good-sized space with the name “Sam McGee” and no further information. Now this intrigues me because Sam McGee is a fictional character from one of Robert Service’s most famous long poems, so the idea that he sponsored the Trans-Canada Trail is...interesting.

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