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Document 1: Union Pacific Advertisement, 1924

An all-expense two day tour, including motor bus transportation from Cedar City, lunch at Cedar Breaks, and three meals and one night's lodging at Bryce Canyon, cost $26.00 per person in 1924. This tour ran from June 1 to October 15. A five day loop tour to Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, the Kaibab Plateau, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park, with all expenses included, cost $86.75 per person.

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(Union Pacific Museum Collection) Text only version of Document 1.

Questions for Document 1

1. Discuss the language used to entice people to make the trip. Does it make you want to visit the region today? Why or why not?

2. Why do you think the ad refers to the Mormon village as "quaint"? What differences would you find in the ways of life of those who took a leisurely tour to Bryce Canyon and those farmers who settled in the region?

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