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The Harvey girls : women who opened the West

Author: Lesley Poling-Kempes
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of the pioneering women who worked as waitresses at Fred Harvey's restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway from the 1880s through the 1950s. At the time when there were "no ladies west of Albuquerque," these young women, between the ages of eighteen and thirty, left comfortable homes in the Est to work in what was then the Wild West. They came as waitresses, but when their contracts were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fred Harvey Company
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Poling-Kempes, Lesley.
Harvey girls.
New York : Paragon House, 1989
(OCoLC)551339377
Online version:
Poling-Kempes, Lesley.
Harvey girls.
New York : Paragon House, 1989
(OCoLC)606305949
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Poling-Kempes
ISBN: 1557780641 9781557780645
OCLC Number: 19509507
Notes: Ill. on lining papers.
Description: xviii, 252 pages, [46] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The olde Santa Fe Trail --
The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway --
Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway --
The Harvey girls --
Life along the main line --
Life in the grand hotels --
Decline of the Harvey girls.
Responsibility: Lesley Poling-Kempes.
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The story of the pioneering women who worked as waitresses at Fred Harvey's restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway from the 1880s through the 1950s. At the time when there were "no ladies west of Albuquerque," these young women, between the ages of eighteen and thirty, left comfortable homes in the Est to work in what was then the Wild West. They came as waitresses, but when their contracts were up many stayed and settled, building new lives in the struggling cattle and mining communities. They, along with other Harvey employees or railroadmen, became the founding mothers and fathers of the West -- Book jacket.

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