Kansas Heritage Center

The Harvey Girls

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Code: 687
Price: $15.95
Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds
By Lesley Poling-Kempes

Beginning in the 1880s, the Harvey Girls went west to work in Fred Harvey’s restaurants along the Santa Fe Railroad. 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.

This is the history of these remarkable women, laced with personal accounts of the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, and anecdotes of famous people who dined at the Harvey Houses.

252 pages, 6 x 9 inches, softcover