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The Harvey Girls: Women’s Roles in Railroads, Kansas, and US History

Date and Time: February 25, 2023

Location: Harvey House, 221 Marion St, Florence
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The mythology of the Harvey Girl looms large in Kansas history and across the western United States. The Fred Harvey Company, concessionaire along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, offered young women employment opportunities as waitresses and tour guides. These women played a role in the economic and cultural history of Kansas and the American Southwest. This talk includes stories of women employed by the company as well as its founder, Fred Harvey, who lived in Leavenworth and opened his first lunchroom depot along the line in Topeka. Presented by Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay.

Sponsored by: Flint Hills Counterpoint, Inc.

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For more information about this event, please contact:
Susan Mayo
(316) 258-2342
http://flinthillscounterpoint.org

 

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