Saturday July 29, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87120
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Lesley Polling-Kempes discusses how Fred Harvey affected the Santa Fe Railway.
The Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company were responsible for the creation and promotion of the mythic Southwest as a tourist destination in the late 19th century. The Harvey Girls' role in the opening of the West has become legendary, their lives forever linked with the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and the exotic and elegant resorts built along the railroad.
In this lecture, Lesley Polling-Kempes will talk about how Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway influenced the art and architecture of the Southwest, and how the Harvey Girls became synonymous with adventure and romance in the golden years of American railroad travel.