1958 Rose Bowl Menu

This lunch menu for December 28, 1957, was special for guests of the Columbus Dispatch going to the 1958 Rose Bowl, which pitted Ohio State against the University of Oregon. Ohio State was heavily favored to win, and they did, but it was a squeaker: 10-7. UofO’s quarterback, Jack Crabtree, was so impressive that he was named most valuable player, one of only two MVPs in Rose Bowl history who played for the losing team.

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The unpriced menu offers three entrĂ©es: veal cutlets; chef’s salad with shredded chicken and ham; or pork chops, together with soup or juice, bread, dessert, and beverage.


1958 Rose Bowl Menu — 1 Comment

  1. Thanks for posting the menu and information about the tour! I was the youngest Buckeye fan on the Gray Train. There was also a Scarlet Train.
    I have two Luncheon Menus from December 28, 1957. They feature photos of Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Teton National Park. The food selections are the same. It is very likely that my selection was a specially prepared Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, as I was seven at that time.

    My parents, brother, and I had two upper berths, as we were late to make reservations. My grandmother and dad’s brother and his family had some sort of two bedroom unit with a bathroom, I think. Remember, I was seven. We were all in one car and the same cars made the entire trip, except locomotives and dining cars. It was a great trip at the time and I still enjoy the wonderful memories. The train was a big part of the fun. Certainly, a lot more enjoyable than an airplane ride!

    Thank you again. I’ll look at more of your site as time allows.

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