Colorado’s Highest Mountains

I’m pretty sure the cover of this menu depicts Mt. Massive, as seen from Leadville, Colorado. It’s either that or Mt. Elbert, which is a little to the south of Mt. Massive. The back cover says Elbert is Colorado’s second-highest mountain with Massive being the highest. Today, geographers say it’s the other way around, with Massive being 12 feet lower than Elbert.

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The table d’hôte menu has eight different entrées: trout, white fish, ox tongue, club steak, lamb chops, omelet, prime rib, and sirloin steak, all of which come with soup, vegetable, salad, bread, and beverage. There is also a lengthy a la carte side. An a la carte salmon steak was 75 cents, while an a la carte sirloin steak was twice as much. For just 25 cents more the sirloin steak could be had as a complete meal. Multiply by 17 to get today’s dollars.

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