Years ago, Captain Dick Stevenson discovered his first toe, housed in a bottle at a cabin on Miller Creek, Yukon territory.
That’s where and when he arrived at the idea to create the “sourtoe” cocktail, and the idea kind of generated a lot of publicity and fame through the years.
Thanks to Sandy Jamesen of McGregor, Iowa, for sending the following e-mail note:
I was happy to reflect on my many stories in Dawson City and the sourtoe. I was in the Eldorado Hotel lounge one day with a coworker of mine who worked on the Sixtymile with me for Greg Cook. The rule was the toe had to touch your nose and my friend, Gary Young, fell over while drinking it and swallowed the toe. I remember the look on Capt. Dick’s face and I believe it took him some time to replace it, and he was quite upset at the amount of lost income from the funny incident.
Thanks for the memories, Jim!
Anyone with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook – Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.