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Chandler Historical Museum

With a Beefsteak and a Cup of Coffee: The Harvey Girls in the Southwest

Sunset Library/Chandler Public Library 4930 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ, United States

The Fred Harvey company operated its exceptional chain of restaurants and hotels along the Santa Fe Railway from 1876 through the 1960s. Among its many innovations was the employment of “Harvey Girl” waitresses: single women who chose to leave their families and adhere to strict lifestyle restrictions for the opportunity to work at respectable jobs.... Read More