The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West
From the 1880s to the 1950s, the Harvey Girls went to work in Fred Harvey's restraunts along the Sante Fe railway. At a time when there were "no ladies west of Dodge City and no women west of Albuquerque," they came as waitresses, but many stayed and settled, founding the struggling cattle and mining towns that dottted the region
Interviews, historical research, and photographs help recreate the Harvey Girl experience. Author Lesley Poling-Kempes.
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