1951 UC Berkeley Dinner Menu

I thought I was done with Union Pacific menus for awhile, but I found one more in the railroad’s university series. Unlike the others in that series, this one does not show Berkeley’s administration building but Sather Tower, also known as the campanile, the campus bell & clock tower. A sampling of the music from the tower is below the jump.


Click image to download a 1.7-MB PDF of this menu.

The table d’hôte side of the menu offers crab cocktail as an appetizer, but has just three entrées: salmon (chinook: the best kind), chicken pie, and pork loin. However, a color insert paper clipped into the menu offered prime rib as a fourth entrée. The $2.25 price is about $20 today, a relative bargain. Chinook salmon was so common in 1951 that it was the lowest-priced entrée at $1.65, or about $15 today; sad to say it has become a rare and expensive treat today.


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