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Sam Steele Bust

Originally published in Moccasin Telegraph, November 5, 2010

View article online: http://www.moctel.org/2010/MT323.html


by Donna Clayson


Superintendent Samuel Benfield Steele "Lion of the Yukon", 1850 - 1919

Dispatched to the Yukon in February, 1898, during the peak of the Klondike Gold Rush. His coming meant order; his presence meant justice. Sam Steele was an extraordinary man, who steadfast determination to do what was good for the community. Without fear or favour, won the Yukon’s respect and appreciation before his departure in 1899. Major-General Sir Samual Benfield Steele was later knighted for service in the first world war.
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Bust of Samuel Benfield Steele


Donated by Margaret and Rolf Hougen , July 1995
Photo courtesy Rolf Hougen

This was presented at the Anniversary of the RCMP/NWMP in the Yukon. It is located in front of the RCMP headquarters.


Photo courtesy Rolf Hougen

Yukon History Hougen Group


Yukon History Hougen Group


Photo courtesy Rolf Hougen



View article online: http://www.moctel.org/2010/MT323.html