Wednesday, July 3, 2013
THE HARVEY GIRLS By Cynthia Hickey
Excitement! Independence! Adventure! The waitresses of the Fred Harvey Company were strong, moral-minded, and not afraid of hard work, and rarely did they fulfill their six-month contract with the company, although required to. Most were married a few months into their careers. Known as The Women Who Tamed the West, Fred Harvey was very particular about the type of women he hired. WANTED: Young women, eighteen to thirty years of age, of good moral character, attractive and intelligent as waitresses in Harvey Eating Houses on the Santa Fe Railroad in the West. Wages $17.50 per month with room and board. Liberal tips customary. Experience not necessary. Write Fred Harvey, Union Depot, Kansas City, Missouri.