National Geographic : 1930 Mar
To California! Across horizons where rose the seven cities of Cibola Was it only a prank of the western sun. . . the fleeting silhouette men thought they saw of cities of tur quoise, pearl and gold? Was it only a prank or was it prophecy... that flashed to gold the cold steel hel mets of Coronado's soldiers of Spain when they searched for the fabulous cities of Cibola ... Today in this same western sun a new steel flashes in many a league of Coronado's path. Steel rails of Southern Pacific's SUNSET ROUTE. And the cities that edge its glit tering miles out-fable the cities the Spaniards sought. New Orleans, the SUNSET'S source. Houston. San Antonio. El Paso. Tucson. Phoenix. San Diego. Los Angeles. San Francisco. These shine today in the bold reality of sky-thrust stone and steel and reclaimed desert that is become acre upon acre of agricultural wealth. As your train speeds into the golden evening you can forget, if you like, the world that is new and the one thatis gone ... you need only a mind to good living. "Sunset Lim ited" is a kingly train... and yours to enjoy as you will-- a diner the hospitable South has sponsored--club and observation cars with skilled attendants wait ing for your wish. ,(--------. - -- - - Sunset Route is not Southern Pacific'sonly way to California nor is it the only one that lifts horizons. OverlandRoute, Golden State Route and ShastaRoute have stories oftheir own to tell...and blue-blood trainsfor you to travel on. To go West one route, return another is Southern Pacific'sway of making the whole Pacific Coast and halfthe United States a part of one regular roundtrip ticket. A ticket thatfinds and interpretsthe yest.For Southern Pacificrailsfollownaturalpioneer pathways ... It is close to the spiritof the West you are to see. Its vast networkof lines explore the whole Pacific Coast. Southern Pacific is the only railroad offering choice offour routes. Go one way, returnanother, Stopover anywhere. Ladies' lounge and maid--every refinement in travelservice distin guishesthefamous"SunsetLimited " . Southern Pacific Four Great Routes ? Write to O. P. Bartlett, 310 So. ovE " '"0 Michigan Blvd. ,Chicago,or H.H. " c Gray, 5 3 Fifth Ave., New York SUNSET OUTE City, for copy of illustrated book: £T,. .* ~O"SZ "How Best to See the Pacifc Coast."