University of Nevada at Reno Menu

Along with yesterday’s U of O menu, I picked up a menu for the University of Nevada at Reno. The cover shows the Clark Memorial Library, which has since been turned into the Clark Administration Building with the construction of a new, larger library.

Click image to download a 1.4-MB PDF of this menu.

The table d’hôte side of this menu offers only four entrées–sole, short ribs, omelet, and ham–an unusually small number for a dining car in the 1960s, much less 1951. Charcoal broiled sirloin steak isn’t on the menu at all, suggesting this menu was used on a secondary train. At $2.25 (about $21.50 today), the most expensive meal was the ham dinner.

Since UP had two college campus menus for most states, I suspect there is also one for Oregon State College (as Oregon State University was known in 1950), and possibly one for Utah State Agricultural College (as Utah State University was known in 1950). However, there probably is not a second menu for a Nevada college as Nevada didn’t have a second major campus in 1949.

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