Monday, March 11, 2013

Meals that Tickle the Palate -- March 11, 2013

The Golden State Limited ran from Chicago to Los Angeles over the tracks of the Rock Island and the Southern Pacific's Sunset Route.  This ad, from the April, 1928 Photoplay touts the line's relatively low-altitude route and has a testimonial from western star Hoot Gibson. Hoot was a real cowboy, who won the steer roping championship at the Calgary Stampede and the all-around championship at the Pendleton Round-Up.  He had a long career as a star of silent and sound westerns.  Hoot was known for the humor in his movies.  "The wilder a horse bucks -- the more I like him.  But when it comes to railroad trains, yours truly insists on absolute comfort, restful appointments and meals that tickle the palate." 

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