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Sunset Library/Chandler Public Library

4930 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226 United States
(480) 782-2800 http://www.chandlerlibrary.org/

October 2014

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

October 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunset Library/Chandler Public Library, 4930 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226 United States
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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. This visual presentation explores the creation of the Harvey Girls, their life and work at the Harvey Houses in the Southwest, their influence on the…

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