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In Search of a Decent Meal In The West - Fred Harvey and the "Harvey Girls"

 Who was Fred Harvey, and who were the Harvey Girls?

The Harvey House was an oasis of comfort and civilization along the railway routes of the Southwest. Entrepeneur Fred Harvey, dismayed by the often crude facilities he had seen at railway stops, endeavored to provide clean and welcoming lunchrooms, restaurants, and hotels as alternatives. His name became synonymous with quality accommodations -- an image fostered by clever and attractive advertising which drew in tourists from around the world.

March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm  

Gold Nugget Museum
502 Pearson Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
 (530) 872-8722

This interactive presentation will be performed by members of the Stirling City Historical Society, in cooperation with the Gold Nugget Museum. Lee Dummel, Old West Historian, re-enactor, and Mary Schaefer, Harvey Girl re-enactor will entertain, educate, and build your "fancy" associated with travel and accommodations of the old west. Don't miss this ongoing presentation series addressing the life and times of those who made impacts on our society during the late 19th century through the 1940s.

Gold Nugget Museum

The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated as Gold Nugget Days Inc. in 1973. Its mission is to preserve and protect the Ridge heritage through the collection and display of local artifacts, and with co…

502 Pearson Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
 (530) 872-8722

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