Guardians of the Flock Dinner Menu

This menu is undated, but I’ve seen another one of this style on which someone wrote “1942.” However, I suspect this one is from before the war as it doesn’t have any patriotic declarations inside, such as those found in this Mount Rainier menu of the same style.

Click image to download a 2.1-MB PDF of this menu.

The table d’hôte menu offers halibut, beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, omelet, or cold prime rib for $1.25 (close to $20 today). There’s also a beef casserole dinner for 75¢ and a plate dinner, with meat or fish, potato, vegetable, and beverage, for 50¢. That’s a pretty good deal since almost all of the a la carte entrées are 55¢ or more.

A peculiar thing about this menu is that the cover photo isn’t tied to the back cover, which is an ad for Olympic National Park. Sheepherding wouldn’t be allowed in the park, so there wasn’t even a remote tie-in. Some of the others in this series of Northern Pacific menus (though not the one featuring Mount Rainier) also lacked a connection between the front cover photo and the back cover pitch.

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