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The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West

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From the 1880s to the 1950s, the Harvey Girls went west to work in Fred Harvey's restaurants along the Santa 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 dotted the region. Interviews, historical research, and photographs help re-create the Harvey Girl experience. The accounts are personal, but laced with the history the women lived: the dust bowl, the depression, and anecdotes about some of the many famous people who ate at the restaurants--Teddy Roosevelt, Shirley Temple, Bob Hope, to name a few. The Harvey Girls was awarded the winner of the 1991 New Mexico PressWomen's ZIA award.

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Interviews, historical research, and photos recreate the Harvey Girl experience of women who came to the west to work as waitresses, but many stayed and settled, founding cattle and mining towns.

About the Author

Lesley Poling-Kempes has written, produced, and directed many documentaries. She lives in New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569249260
Author:
Poling-Kempes, Lesley
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Waitresses
Subject:
Tourism
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
HIS036140
Subject:
Southwest, New Social conditions.
Subject:
Southwest, New History 1848-
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
800-7.
Publication Date:
19940731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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Interviews, historical research, and photos recreate the Harvey Girl experience of women who came to the west to work as waitresses, but many stayed and settled, founding cattle and mining towns.

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