1947 Mormon Temple Dinner Menu

One more menu from November, 1947 shows Salt Lake City’s Temple Square on the cover. The back cover gushes about Brigham Young’s wisdom and foresight in leading the Latter Day Saints to Salt Lake a century before the menu was issued and guiding the growth of the community. Mormons were probably still viewed with some suspicion by other Christians in 1947, but there can be no doubt that the developed a society that has thrived in what would at first to be a pretty barren landscape.

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Inside, this menu appears identical to yesterday’s. They offer five table d’hôte entrées, including trout, salisbury steak, pork chops, roast turkey, and sirloin steak, all of which come olives or celery, split pea soup, baked potato or squash, bisquits, salad, dessert, and beverage. The a la carte menu lists two kinds of fish but no meat entrées. The trout is $1.25 (about $14 in today’s money) a la carte or $2.00 as a full meal ($22 today) , while the Rio Grande sirloin steak meal is a full $3.50 (close to $39 today).

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