Except for a couple of pages at the back, just about every page of this booklet has a photo. Yet due to smaller type and narrower margins, a typical page of this booklet with a photo has more words than a page of solid text in yesterday’s 1903 edition. Still, with half the number of interior pages, something had to have been left out.
A map in the back highlights Rock Island routes from Chicago and St. Louis to Denver and Colorado Springs as well as from Memphis to Hot Springs, Arkansas. The text notes that the bathhouse in Manitou, Colorado is operated by the same management as one of the largest spas in Hot Springs, which is supposed to be an endorsement of some kind. People in the 1920s placed greater faith in the curative powers of hot springs than people today, who just see them as recreational pools.