American Royal Menu

Kansas City has an annual horse show called the American Royal, which is the source of the name of the Burlington train, the American Royal Zephyr. In 1967, the Kansas City Saddle and Sirloin Club sent American Royal Ambassadors to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo via Union Pacific, and this was the July 30 lunch menu served on that trip. The menu offers a choice of Union Pacific’s chef’s salad, French fried shrimp, or tenderloin tips in a vegetable casserole for $3 (about $16.50 today).

Click image to download a 1.5-MB PDF of this menu.

The menu cover shows Mt. Rainier with the appropriately named Reflection Lake in the foreground. The 2011 photo below shows that little has changed in this part of Mt. Rainier National Park.

Click image for a larger view. Flickr photo by kwtraveller.

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