A Tribute to the Women Who Tamed the West

A Tribute to the Women Who Tamed the West

As summer begins in earnest in the desert, I think of the Harvey Girls and all the other pioneer women who came West in the 19th Century. Here am I in my Harvey Girls Uniform (circa 1895) as I talk about the Fred Harvey Company and my book, “Seashells in the Desert”. These hearty women wore such garments, usually made of wool, despite hundred degree heat. Their spirit lives on.

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May 20, 2012 · 9:05 AM

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