ALASKA: Sourdough Social

Men make most countries, oldtime Alaskans are wont to remark, but the Klondike made men. Last week some 500 men & women the Klondike made gathered in the Multnomah Hotel in Portland.

Ore., for the tenth annual International Sourdough Reunion. Swapping tall stories, but doing little whooping in the Multnomah bar (see cut), which, like other Oregon taprooms, serves no hard liquor, were such diverse sourdoughs as Alaska's Episcopal Bishop Peter Trimble Rowe, Henry Macaulay, first mayor of Dawson, Editor Frank J. Cotter of Seattle's Alaska Weekly, scores of old Yukon prospectors,...

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