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The Harvey Girls

Date and Time: April 24, 2021, 2:00 PM CT

Location: Clearwater Public Library, 109 E Ross St, Clearwater
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Presented by Michaeline Chance-Reay

The Harvey House chain of restaurants got its start in Topeka, Kansas, when Fred Harvey opened a café geared toward those traveling on the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway. 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.

Sponsored by: Clearwater Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Tina Welch
(620) 584-6474


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