The Harvey Girls DVD
The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound" DVD written and directed by Katrina Parks, produced by Katrina Parks, Michael Parks and Thaddeus Homan with featured author Stephen Fried
“The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound” is a new documentary film that explores how starting in the 1880s, over 100,000 brave young women made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the Athison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The young ladies opened the doors of both the American West and the workplace to women.
The films also looks at the life of Fred Harvey and his company which left a mark by not only providing work opportunities for young women, but by being among the first companies to promote cultural diversity in the workplace. This workforce continued to flourish.
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