Wallace China "Rod's Steak House" Ashtray
Classic Original Wallace China "Rod's Steak House" Ashtray. Measures 5-3/8" diameter & 1" deep. Hallmarked on back with Wallace China trademarks. Excellent Condition; no chips, no cracks, no stains.
Rod's Steak House, Located 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona, Rod's is a world famous restaurant and has been visited by people from all walks of life and many foreign countries. On August 23, 1946, Rod, along with Helen, opened Rod's Steak House, which is located on Historic Route 66. The registered trademark menu, die cut in the shape of a steer, that the restaurant uses today, is the same one Rod used to open the Steak House with back then. (With a few minor changes). In 1955, Rod purchased a ranch where he would become a great cattleman and raise Hereford Cattle. It was then that Rod christened the MJ Bar brand, in honor of a close friend. The brand can be seen in various locations in and around the restaurant and on every menu! Mr. Graves was instrumental in the formation of the original Bill Williams mountain men and was also their first president. This famous organization still exists today. Rod also organized the first rodeo in Williams in 1941. Rod operated his Steak House for the next 21 years. In August of 1967, Rod bowed out of the restaurant business.