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The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West

The Harvey Girls Women Who Opened The West

Beginning in the 1880s women went west to work in Fred Harvey's restaurants and hotels built along the Santa Fe Railway's tracks. Meals were served by well dressed "Harvey Girls" who lived and worked in these sometimes remote locations.

At a time when when women were discouraged from even traveling alone, these women came as waitresses, with many staying and settling, helping to found the struggling cattle and mining towns that dotted the region.

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