• Creator
  • The New Haven Railroad
  • Created Date
  • 1931
  • Publisher
  • The New Haven Railroad
  • Description
  • This document is the New Haven Railroad Menu and was one of the items included in the time capsule found in the Pueblo of the Seven Fires. The time capsule was placed inside the walls of the Pueblo during construction, but the exact date it was retrieved is unknown. On the front and back of the menu are advertisements for Springfield College. The front cover depicts two Springfield students sitting outside in front of Alumni Hall, and all boys... more
    This document is the New Haven Railroad Menu and was one of the items included in the time capsule found in the Pueblo of the Seven Fires. The time capsule was placed inside the walls of the Pueblo during construction, but the exact date it was retrieved is unknown. On the front and back of the menu are advertisements for Springfield College. The front cover depicts two Springfield students sitting outside in front of Alumni Hall, and all boys dormitory at the College. The back cover explains the history of the institution, originally known as the International Young Men's Christian Association College. It explains the purpose of the College in that of training secretaries, physical directors, and leaders for the Young Men’s Christian Association. There is a description of the curriculum that aims to give a modern liberal education while also preparing students to become leaders. The description concludes with the meaning of the Springfield College Triangle emblem designed by Dr. Luther H. Gulick as well as the College’s contributions to the games of basketball and volleyball. The New Haven Railroad was in existence from 1872 to 1968, and a branch of it did go up to Springfield. It is thought that many students utilized the New Haven Railroad train to get to Springfield College. The menu is very detailed and includes several options. Categories consist of specials, mineral waters, beverages, cigars, cigarettes, relishes, soups, seafood, grilled, roasts and entrees, vegetables, salads, bread, desserts, cheese with crackers, coffee, and tea. There are even small notices that request passengers to kindly refrain from the use of intoxicating liquors and beverages and to be considerate of others when smoking on the train. It is not sure exactly when this menu was written, but the prices are extremely cheap, as one can buy an entire dinner special for $1.50. less
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