Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Allen County Library To Discuss Women in Railroad History

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a free program, "The Harvey Girls," on Friday, March 14 from 2 to 3 pm in the library's Meeting Room A. From the late 1880's through the 1960's, over 100,000 women moved to the southwest to work at the Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railway. These young women, ages 18 to 30, came to be waitresses, but remained in the area and were known as "Harvey Girls." This program is in honor of Women's History Month and will be led by Cynthia Theusch.

This event is free - to register, e-mail Genealogy@ACPL.Info or call (260) 421-1225.

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