Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Fishing Advertisement

The following ad (from Harper's Weekly) comes from 1907 and is for the Southern Pacific Railroad's "Shasta" line, which was called "The Road of a Thousand Wonders" by west coasters. Indeed, few railroads traveled through more beautiful land than this one did, from Mt. Shasta and the Cascades all the way down to San Francisco. Even their Sunset magazine was a thing to behold, and vintage copies are in great demand by collectors. A spring fishing trip on the Southern Pacific would have been a memorable one ...

-- Dr. Todd

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