Book Reviews of The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West

The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West
The Harvey Girls Women Who Opened the West
Author: Lesley Poling-Kempes
ISBN-13: 9781557784612
ISBN-10: 1557784612
Publication Date: 9/1991
Pages: 252
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Paragon House
Book Type: Paperback
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1880s to 1950s specialized American History which impinged on much else in the history of our West. This book is full of photos and memoirs (with the surrounding history of that era and anecdotes of famous people)from the Atchekin, Topeka and the Santa Fe hotel/restaurants The Harvey Houses. Really interesting to read.
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The beginning of the book is slow, but about chapter 3 it really picked up. Book is full of personal stories from the Harvey Girls. Photos are wonderful. If you have any interest in rail travel or womans history, you will enjoy this book.
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I read this in a weekend. Very interesting book about the Harvey Girls. They were waitress for Fred Harvey restaurants. Alot of them traveled from the east to the wild west.
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A history of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, interspersed with fascinating first-person anecdotes from Harvey Girls, waitresses in Fred Harvey's Harvey Houses, which provided hotel and restaurant service along the line.