Sunday, July 29, 2018

Michaeline Chance-Reay
Missouri Valley Sundays
When restaurateur Fred Harvey established his popular Harvey House restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway in the late 1800s, thousands of young women were recruited to staff them. Many “Harvey Girls” came from rural and immigrant families and sought opportunity and adventure.
Kansas State University’s Michaeline Chance-Reay looks back at the thousands of “Harvey Girls” recruited to staff the popular Harvey House restaurants of the late 1800s. Many, from rural and immigrant families, sought opportunity and adventure. Later came African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and other minorities.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
2:00 pm