Sun Valley 1953 Dinner Menu

UP had at least four different menus showing skiers above its Sun Valley resort in Idaho. This particular menu was not used on a train but was used in UP’s West Yellowstone dining lodge in the 1953 summer season.

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The menu offered four table d’hôte entrées: trout, fried chicken, prime rib, and cold meats. For $2.25–about $20 today–you could get any of these entrées along with fruit, juice, or soup; potato and vegetable; salad; bread; and beverage. The menu didn’t have an a la carte side. UP’s summer train to West Yellowstone arrived at 7:30 in the morning and left at 7:30 in the evening, so this menu must have been for people on their way out of the park.

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