Golden Gate Park Menu

The cover of this menu says San Francisco Overland Limited. Inside, however, instead of a menu there is a program for the “Nebraska Division Safety Rally and Party, in recognition and appreciation of outstanding efforts in safety, which won the Nebraska Division employees first place among all the divisions for the year 1954.” The rally, “Stay Alive in ’55,” was held at the Omaha Civic Auditorium on February 26, 1955.

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

The rally included a variety show featuring “stars of stage, radio, and television,” including Judy Jones, the Borlondoes, Earl Morgan, and the McNally Sisters, none of whom seem to be remembered by the World Wide Web today. There was also dancing to the sounds of Jack Ross and his Orchestra, who Wikipedia tells us had a number one hit song in the Netherlands in 1962 called Happy Jose (Ching Ching) (with Sweet Georgia Brown on the flip side).

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