Here’s a menu used by Shriner’s on their home from the Los Angeles convention, this time for a group from Denver. This menu included an insert listing the names of the officers of that particular chapter of what was then known as the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
We’ve previously seen this cover photo on a 1947 menu as well as the cover of UP’s 1948 California tour booklet. It appears in numerous other places in Union Pacific literature as well; as I noted before, this particular orange grove has almost certainly been converted into housing developments.
Normally, I post only one menu a day. But the above is a breakfast menu from the same trip from LA to Denver that obviously has the same cover. It has the same breakfast as the Spokane Shriner’s menu, but with a $1.50 price tag (about $12 today) that suggests the Denver Shriners didn’t negotiate an all-in-one fare as the Spokane Shriners had done. This raises another question: Did UP go out of its way to use Southern California-themed covers for Shriner’s taking the train to the Los Angeles convention?