As westward expansion spread across the United States, so followed the railroads. Passengers often spent days on board as they traveled west. A picnic basket might get one through the first day, but staying fed was an issue during the days of early passenger service.
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But that ignores what the Harvey Girls meant to the settlement of this new frontier. Most know of these women only because Judy Garland starred in the movie about them. Fred Harvey was the kind of immigrant who made America what it is today—inventive, determined, shrewd, strict.
Browne, Journal of American Culture. But they were waitresses in a unique sisterhood, the approximately one hundred thousand women, mostly from the East and Midwest, who came to the American West between and the 's to work in the Harvey hotel and restaurant chain established by Fred Harvey along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway… an interesting, sometimes even amusing bit of Americana. At a time when there were "no ladies west of Dodge City and no women west of Albuquerque," theseyoung women, between the ages of eighteen and thirty, left comfortable homes in the East and Midwest 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.
Vittles, songs and dance are amply ladeled out when Judy Garland headlines The Harvey Girls, a joyous musical slice of Americana celebrating the restaurants that brought extra helpings of civilization to Old West rail passengers. Review by Matthew B. With a nice soundtrack including the Oscar-winning standout track, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" and beautiful production design, George Sidney's film is one of the high points of s Hollywood musical film.
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Harvey Street Kids seems to tick all of the boxes to become your child's next favorite television show. Bright colors? A world where adults don't exist and kids rule?