National Geographic : 1929 Jan
New Orleans- one of erica's I^Ra ^^. - "a., three "story cites" I~ MARDI GRAS, the renowned New Orleans Mid winter Carnival, January 7th to February 12th WHICH are the three most in teresting cities in America? li Frank Norris, famous novel ist,declared them to be New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. "Story cities", he called them. Southern Pacific, by steamship and rail, presents all three of these fascinating cities to the traveler in a single journey. You can takecom fortable Southern Pacific steamship at New York, enjoy "I oo golden hours at sea" en route to Califor nia, and debark at New Orleans for a pleasurable stopover in the city that has lived under five flags. You will turn irresistibly to the old French Quarter, every build ing of which is haunted with memories and legends. You will e/nd then, on to Calfornia! pass the site where stood the slave block in days before the Civil War. And you will turn with delight to the Mississippi River levees. Here is quaintest Dixie! The modern, throbbing, vital city of New Orleans can never lose its foreign flavor. And then,continuing your jour ney on "Sunset Limited" or "The Argonaut", you will be carried swiftly and smoothly across Lou isiana, Texas and the Spanish American Southwest. Travelers to the Pacific Coast via the Sunset Route may also J start their journey from other points than New York, tak ing the most convenient rail lines to New Orleans. Return journey from California can be any one offour Southern Pacific routes. Stopovers may be taken anywhere. This affords opportunity to see the whole Pacific Coast. Your name and address to E. W. CLAPP, traffic manager, Dept. C-z6, 310 S. Michigan Blvd., Chicago, will bring you without charge a highly interesting book with illustrations and animated maps, "How Best to See the Pacific Coast", and a handsome bro chure, "New Orleans, the Crescent City". Southern Pacific Four Great Routes SUNSET ROUTE-"Sunset Limited" GOLDEN STATE ROUTE-"Golden State Limited" OVERLAND ROUTE-"San Francisco Overland Limited" SHASTA ROUTE-" The Cascade"