Carcross, Yukon Ter., Canada: Grave of Polly the Parrot

Infamous for her salty language, Polly is reportedly buried under the best tombstone in town.
Address:
Klondike Hwy., Carcross, YT, Canada
Directions:
Carcross is just north of the B.C. border on the Klondike highway that leads south to Skagway, Alaska. The Klondike Highway's not too far west of the Alaska Highway via Tagish. In the town cemetery.
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Grave of Polly the Parrot

Polly the Parrot, internationally famous for his fondness for crackers, lived in the storied Caribou Hotel (formerly the Anderson Hotel) in this Klondike-Gold-Rush-era town and is buried beneath a lavish bronze marker in the cemetery. Polly moved into the Caribou in 1918, sang opera, spewed profanity, and lived 126 years until his demise in 1972.

[Rob L., 06/18/2003]

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