Near Avery in Shoshone County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The Milwaukee employed eminent chefs to supervise their dining car operations. Each train had a crew consisting of a steward, a chef, two or three cooks and three or four waiters.
The menu featured such delights as crabmeat au gratin, shrimp a la newburg and baked apple with cream, all served on the Milwaukee's distinctive china.
“I must mention Rene Chaveaux, a wonderful man - one of a kind. He was French, knew how to cook, knew how to serve and knew how to present food at a dining-car table. Chaveaux was a dining-car inspector, and he knew what he was inspecting.” Ruth Trela, Milwaukee Road Employee
Location. 47° 20.649′ N, 115° 37.826′ W. Marker is near Avery, Idaho, in Shoshone County. Marker can be reached from Loop Creek Road (Federal Road 326) 4 miles west of Cliff Creek Road (Federal Road 506). Click for map. Located along the Route of the Hiawatha Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Avery ID 83802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The Olympian Hiawatha (a few steps from this marker); The Big Blowup (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mighty Quills (approx. ¼ mile away); The Traveler (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 1910 Fires (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson’s Big Cut (approx. 0.4 miles away); Little in Name Only (approx. 0.4 miles away); Electrified (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Avery.
More about this marker. In the center is an illustration with the caption, "The pink shaded “Traveler” china pattern used by the Milwaukee Road on their Hiawatha Streamliners from 1937 until passenger service ceased in the 1960s." Illustration from 1947 Olympian Hiawatha advertisement.
On the right is a photo with the caption, "Master Chef Rene Chaveaux pictured instructing Milwaukee chefs at the railroad's Western Avenue commissary in Chicago."
Also see . . . Route of the Hiawatha Rail Trail. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.