National Geographic : 1928 Mar
Straight to the land of gold led the Overland Trail of '49 -the Overland Route today follows that direct pathway The most dramatic movement of peoples in American history took place in 1849-50. The bulk of heroic migration entered California by the Overland Trail, crossing the lofty Sierra Ne vada range close to Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. When the western link of Amer ica's first railroad to the Pacific Coast was completed in 1869-Central Pa cific Railroad, forerunner of Southern Pacific-it followed this direct route. Southern Pacific's "San Francisco Overland Limited," today bears you smoothly over that Overland Trail of history-over the Rockies, by rail across the Great Salt Lake, through the West's wide spaces, over the Sierra, past American River Canyon, and down across Central California, - 63 hours, Chicago to San Francisco. Only Southern Pacific offers Four Great Routes to the Coast All four of Southern Pacific's great routes follow the best natural pioneer trails. The others are: SUNSET ROUTE, New Orleans to San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.Route of "Sunset Limited." GOLDEN STATE ROUTE, Chicago to Southern California via Kansas City. The fast "Golden State Limited." SHASTA ROUTE, Pacific Northwest Pacific Northwest n the historicwinterof 1849-50,fora into California via "' thousand miles overprairieand moun Portland. The ._ ain, one pioneer campfire twinkled new "Cascade." to anotheralong the Overland Trail. Go one route, re turn another. See " the whole Pacific Coast. Stop over anywhere. Southern Pacific Write your name and address in margin, tear off, and mail to E. W . Clapp, Traffic Manager, Dept. C-2, Rm. 1022, 310 S. Michigan Blvd. Chicago, for folder, "How Best to See the Pacific Coast."