Western Wonderlands–1953

This eight-panel brochure is the same size as the 1952 Summer Tours brochure but aimed at people who aren’t interested in escorted tours. One entire side of the brochure is devoted to a map of “the Union Pacific West” (which in this case is not signed by Willmarth or any other artist), while the other side is about half a description of UP trains and half a summary of various tourist destinations.

Click image to download a 5.7-MB PDF of this brochure.

In addition to the usual destinations–California, Colorado, Pacific Northwest, Yellowstone, southern Utah–the brochure describes Sun Valley, dude ranches, and “Las Vegas – Hoover Dam.” Union Pacific offered separate brochures specifically for Vegas/Hoover Dam, but as near as I can tell it did not publish one in booklet format.

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