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The Santa Fe Line and the famous Fred Harvey restaurants forever changed New Mexico and the Southwest, bringing commerce, culture and opportunity to a desolate frontier. The first Harvey Girls ever hired staffed the Raton location. In a departure from the ubiquitous black and white uniform immortalized by Judy Garland in 1946's Harvey Girls, many of New Mexico's Harvey Girls wore colorful dresses reflective of local culture. In Albuquerque, the Harvey-managed Alvarado Hotel doubled as a museum for carefully curated native art. Join author Rosa Walston Latimer and discover New Mexico's unique history of hospitality the "Fred Harvey way."
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Rosa Walston Latimer is a writer, independent bookstore owner, playwright and award-winning photographer. Inspired by her Harvey Girl grandmother, this is Latimer's second book on the Harvey legacy, following Harvey Houses of Texas. Her research has also appeared in "Texas Highways," and a staged play based on her grandmother's chance encounter at a Harvey House with the man she would one day marry. Latimer is currently writing a play titled "Rosie the Riveters" and a third Harvey House book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although I just ordered one copy of the above book & have not read it yet until the order arrives, I already a great deal of the contents as my 3 daughters have read portions to me. I am the Daughter of a Harvey Girl named in this book and the Niece of a Harvey Girl in this book! Our Family is extremely proud of our Harvey Girl image and my hats off to Rose Latimer whom my middle daughter recently met in Latimer's bookstore in Post, TX.