The Harvey Girls
July 31, 2017, 7:00 PM CT
Presented by Michaeline Chance-Reay
The Harvey House chain of restaurants got its start in Topeka, Kansas, when Fred Harvey opened a cafe geared to those traveling on the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad lines. Preferring the term "Harvey Girls" to waitresses, he recruited single women to work at the Harvey Houses that gradually sprang up all the way to California and Texas. Between the 1880s and the 1950s more than 100,000 women, many of them Kansans, proudly wore the black and white uniform of the internationally known Harvey Company. The presentation will explore the adventures of these pioneering young women.
Chanute Public Library
111 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chanute, KS 66720-2323
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Sponsored by: Chanute Historical Society