Western Wonderlands

This 1931 booklet summarizes the embossed-cover travel guides presented in the last several weeks. It includes five pages on Zion/Bryce/Grand Canyon, four each on Yellowstone and California, and three each on Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. Though only 6″x9″ instead of 7″x10″ like the other guides, this one has color photos on almost every page, all but one of them marked “Natural Color Photograph” to insure that no one thinks the photos have been colorized by artists who may not actually be aware of what these sights look like.

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The booklet lists some of the trains then operating on Union Pacific rails, including several familiar from earlier booklets: the Los Angeles Limited, the extra-fare Overland Limited, Gold Coast Limited, Pacific Limited, and Continental Limited. But several names are new: the San Francisco Limited, Chicago-Portland Portland Rose, Chicago-Denver Columbine, and Pacific Coast Limited. The Portland Rose and Columbine would survive for years, but the other two disappeared when, or before, UP began operating streamliners to the Pacific Coast.

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