1953 Utah Parks Lodge Menus

Here are a couple of postcard menus from Union Pacific’s lodges in Bryce and Grand Canyon national parks. Guests were welcome to tear off the postcard and mail it to their friends. Fortunately, whoever collected these menus didn’t do that.

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The first one has a photo of Bryce Canyon, but was used in Grand Canyon Lodge. A blurb on the back encourages tourists to take a bus trip into Bryce. The rather limited table d’hôte menu offers halibut, Canadian bacon, and three beef entrées plus soup, vegetables, dessert, and beverage for $1.75 (about $16 today).

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The second menu also has a photo of Bryce Canyon and was used in Bryce Canyon Lodge. Dated three days after the previous one, the menu offers sea bass, roast beef hash, chicken livers, leg of pork, and chef’s salad. Restaurants have a lot more room for various foods than dining cars, so it is curious that these menus, unlike UP dining car menus, don’t have an a la carte section.

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