Soapy Smith At Bar In Yukon
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1972-26-199
C.W. Jefferys' notes about this picture from The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 3
Drawn from an old photograph of "Soapy" Smith and some of his gang in one of his hangouts. Left to right: "Nate" Pollock, John Bower, john Clancy, "Soapy Smith", "Sheeney Kid", "Red".
- Jefferys, Charles W. (1950) The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 3, p.218
Soapy Smith never went into Canada ("Yukon"). The photo the drawing is based on was taken in Soapy's saloon, Jeff Smith's Parlor, in Skagway, Alaska. The last American town before crossing the border into Canada, via the White Pass trail. ~Jeff Smith
p.s. Soapy was my great-grandfather.