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A Frisco Christmas

 Springfield Express, December 20, 1889, page 1.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
“Frisco Line” Half fare Holiday Excursions.

On December 24th, 25th, 31st, 1889 and January 1st, 1890, the ‘Frisco Line will sell excursion tickets at all its ticket offices to all stations within 200 miles, at rate of one fare for the round trip, limited good for return on or before January 31, 1890. (Exception -- Springfield may sell to St. Louis and St. Louis may sell to Springfield and intermediate points.)

The minimum holiday excursion rate will be fifty cents. 
Remember that the above reduced rates are offered by the popular ‘Frisco Line, which runs double daily through passenger trains, equipped with handsome coaches, elegant reclining chair cars and Pullman Palace Sleepers.

For further particulars regarding rates, time schedules, etc., call upon or address the nearest Ticket Agent of the ‘Frisco line or D. Wishart, General Passenger Agent, St. Louis, Mo."

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