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The Resource The Harvey girls : women who opened the West, Lesley Poling-Kempes

The Harvey girls : women who opened the West, Lesley Poling-Kempes

Label
The Harvey girls : women who opened the West
Title
The Harvey girls
Title remainder
women who opened the West
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Poling-Kempes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the pioneering women who worked as waitresses at Fred Harvey's restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway from the 1880s through the 1950s. At the time when there were "no ladies west of Albuquerque," these young women, between the ages of eighteen and thirty, left comfortable homes in the Est to work in what was then the Wild West. They came as waitresses, but when their contracts were up many stayed and settled, building new lives in the struggling cattle and mining communities. They, along with other Harvey employees or railroadmen, became the founding mothers and fathers of the West -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poling-Kempes, Lesley
Dewey number
979
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F786
LC item number
.P84 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fred Harvey (Firm)
  • Waitresses
  • Women
  • Tourism
  • Southwest, New
  • Southwest, New
Label
The Harvey girls : women who opened the West, Lesley Poling-Kempes
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0601/89003400.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Ill. on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The olde Santa Fe Trail -- The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway -- Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway -- The Harvey girls -- Life along the main line -- Life in the grand hotels -- Decline of the Harvey girls
Control code
ocm19509507
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 252 pages, 46 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557780645
Lccn
89003400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781557780645
  • (OCoLC)19509507
Label
The Harvey girls : women who opened the West, Lesley Poling-Kempes
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0601/89003400.html
Publication
Note
Ill. on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The olde Santa Fe Trail -- The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway -- Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway -- The Harvey girls -- Life along the main line -- Life in the grand hotels -- Decline of the Harvey girls
Control code
ocm19509507
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 252 pages, 46 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557780645
Lccn
89003400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781557780645
  • (OCoLC)19509507

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