1928 Canadian Pacific Dinner Menu

The large picture on the cover of this menu shows Mt. Stephen towering over the Kicking Horse River with a Canadian Pacific passenger train coming down the 2.2 percent grade toward Field, British Columbia. The back cover mentions that a trip across the Swiss Alps takes but five hours, while a trip across the Canadian Rockies takes 22. That 22 hours includes the Purcell and Selkirk mountains, which are impressive by themselves but nowhere near as awesome as either the Alps or the Rocky Mountains proper.

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Inside is a dinner menu for members of the Kiwanis Club on their way way to a national convention in Seattle. The menu notes that “Stephen E. Pawley” is the district governor, which would make this the New Jersey Kiwanis Club. The unpriced table d’hôte menu offers entrées of halibut, “roast western Canadian ribs of beef,” and, for vegetarians, pineapple fritters.

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