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.
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.
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.