Rosa Walston Latimer's Harvey Houses of Texas: Historic Hospitality from the Gulf PDF

By Rosa Walston Latimer

at the eve of the 20 th century, small-town Texas used to be nonetheless wild kingdom missing within the commodities and cultural facilities of bigger towns. This replaced, notwithstanding, with the coming of the Santa Fe rail line, fast through the Harvey apartment. verified in Kansas via English immigrant Fred Harvey, Harvey homes might be came across during the Southwest and adjoined neighborhood depots in 16 Texas cities. present in each nook of the nation, Harvey homes weren't simply eating places and resorts for weary, hungry tourists yet have been additionally bustling social facilities and infrequently the single advertisement outlet for the groups that built round them. writer Rosa Walston Latimer tells the historical past of hospitality the "Fred Harvey means" in turn-of-the-century Texas, woven from own tales of the well-known "Harvey women" and different staff of Texas Harvey Houses.

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