1955 Denver Civic Center Dinner Menu

This menu from the City of Denver shows the Denver City & County Building. Though Denver supposedly has a consolidated city/county government, in fact Arapahoe County, of which Denver was the seat, was split from Denver in 1902 and Denver was given the powers of both a city and a county.

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The menu was used on July 10 for the Denver (El Jebel) Shriners on their way to the 1955 annual convention, which was held in Chicago. Although there is no a la carte, the table d’hôte entrées look very good: brook trout ($3), fried chicken ($3), prime rib ($3.50), and of course charcoal broiled sirloin steak ($4.50). Multiply by seven to get today’s prices.

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