What did states think of themselves and how did they wish to be remembered? For Minnesota, it meant a huge Paul Bunyon and a gopher (or is it a badger?) dressed in hunting gear carrying a shotgun, I guess.
Some of these glasses illustrate specific tourist attractions of the day. Many 'tourist traps' were set up in the 1920s to attract the legions of new motorists and to increase traffic on newly constructed highways. Postwar families needed places to take children when on vacation.
Sun Valley Idaho looked like a lot of fun-even back then! If you couldn't afford the train fare to Sun Valley, there was always Luray Caverns in Virginia.
For the ultimate in extreme family entertainment, let's load up the car and head to the 'Land of Make Believe.' -And, no, that's not located in Washington, DC.
These glasses can be found fairly readily at antique shows and flea markets and shouldn't set you back much more the $5 each. -Not bad for a little geography lesson that you can drink out of.