Fiesta Car Lunch Menu

The Rock Island offered lunch and dinner at the Chicago Rail Fair in its replica 1880s diner and modern Golden State Rocket Fiesta diner. Despite the Southwest theme of Rock Island’s exhibit, this menu didn’t have a particularly Southwest flavor.

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For $2–about $20 in today’s money–fair goers could get a lunch of brook trout, legs of guinea hen, tenderloin tips, or cold Virginia ham with appetizer, potatoes, vegetables, fruit salad, a choice of five desserts, and beverage. It isn’t clear whether this menu is from 1948 or 1949, but they probably used the same menu in both years.

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