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The Burial Legend of Sam Steele, part II: What really happened and why it matters.

I figured the best way to throw back the curtain on what really happened during Sam Steele’s funeral procession was to ask some questions. First I wanted to revisit the legend and take a look at it’s development and significance. … Continue reading

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The Burial Legend of Sam Steele

The legend begins something like this. Sam Steele, icon of Canadian history, died in his sleep of complications from Spanish Influenza at the age of 70, on January 30, 1919. His funerary cortege on February 1st was a procession with … Continue reading

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