Sam Strom was a Norwegian immigrant who was an early settler and miner in Monte Cristo, WA. According to this website as constable, Sam took on the "entire Darrington contingent of the Ku Klux Klan at least twice. Once when they tried to lynch a young Indian boy and another time when they tried to burn a cross in the yard of a Catholic schoolteacher there. He was said to be involved in something like 14 to 17 shootouts during his life" and was a proud member of the Western Federation of Miners. Audio accompaniment provided by Stanley G. Triggs from his Folkways album Bunkhouse and Forecastle songs of the Northwest.