9 comments on “Thank You, Fred Harvey

  1. My husband and I went out to the Grand Canyon many years ago. In the Bright Angel Lodge gift shop I picked up a copy of Juddi Morris’ “The Harvey Girls: The Women Who Civilized the West”. Thus began my fascination with this time period and the people who settled the West.
    Thanks for sharing – I love your mini history lessons and bits of Americana.

    • Have you seen the “Harvey Girls” movie yet? With Judy Garland and Angela Lansbury? It’s charming! I love that time period too…..

  2. I enjoyed this piece very much. My Grandmother was a Harvey Girl in Raton, NM in 1910. She married a railroad engineer there. She was extremely prim and proper through out her life due to Fred Harvey’s training. What a neat collection of your old pawn pins!

  3. Thank you for sharing about Fred Harvey. I have a 2nd cousin once removed who was a “Harvey Girl” in Winslow, Arizona back in the 1930s.

  4. I know this is an older post from last May but had to chime in. BTW, thanks for perusing my blog, Little Haus, Big City the other day. I’ve been perusing yours since then and enjoy what you two are doing with your little home. That is the kind of place I’m hoping to buy myself, though hopefully a little older…

    I read of Harvey Houses, and other national, and perhaps regional chains in a book I first checked out of the library in the early 1990’s, now out of print called Orange Roofs and Golden Arches by Phillip Langdon in 1986, later bought a used copy from I think Amazon several years back. I also read the book, Googie, Fifties Coffee Shop Modern, that is still in print, also in the early 1990’s, and again, a few years back I bought a copy, though this one is still in print. Written by Alan Hess in 1986. He has I think an updated version out now as well.

    Anyway, love that wild architecture and someday will do a road trip down Route 66…

    • Hi John, Love your blog. Any dude who would go into the details of his mix tapes is right up my alley.

      Just ordered my own copy of Orange Roofs and Golden Arches this morning. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m always looking for new books to add to the already teetering pile on my side of the bed.

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