National Geographic : 1911 Dec
OUT OF TME GRAY DAYS INTO THE GOLDEN DAYS ROSES are blooming in California. Soft sunlight is gilding venerable missions and tropical palms with the splendors of perfect days. The gold of the orange, the green of eternal Summer, the sapphire of a welcoming sea-they're all there in this sparkling land of winter wonders. And less than three days away from Chicago or St. Louis by the direct route of lowest altitudes on the de luxe Golden State Limited via Rock Island Lines - No Excess Fare The journey's a vacation wonder in itself! Swiftly and smoothly this superb train takes you out of Sblizzards into flower gardens and orange groves-to the shores of Summer seas. With its wide snowy berths, its bright buffet-library observation car, its delicious cooking, its barber, valet and Victrola .recitals, this train is a perfect interpretation of the words 'de luxe.' The through fast "Californian" and other good trains with standard and tourist sleeping cars, every day from Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Omaha and Memphis, for the Pacific Coast. Beautiful free booklet sent on request. L. M. ALLEN, Passenger Traffic Manager, Room 264 La Salle Station, Chicago. 5 _101M~ "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."