[Postcard from Madge Saenz to Rosa Walston Latimer - February 11, 1992]

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Post card from Madge Saenz of Galveston, Texas to Rosa Walston Latimer of Lubbock Texas, in which she talks about an upcoming Grand Canyon reunion.

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1 postcard : col. ; 15 x 10 cm.

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Saenz, Madge February 11, 1992.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2014 and was provided by Private Collection of Rosa Walston Latimer to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 26 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of Rosa Walston Latimer

The Private Collection of Rosa Walston Latimer consists of original, hand-written letters and other correspondence from former Texas Harvey Girls (and their families) who worked in Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad in Texas.

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Post card from Madge Saenz of Galveston, Texas to Rosa Walston Latimer of Lubbock Texas, in which she talks about an upcoming Grand Canyon reunion.

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1 postcard : col. ; 15 x 10 cm.

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During the days of the steam engine, Texas was a significant link as the Santa Fe Railroad traveled across the country. Every 100 miles or so, passengers found food and service in a Harvey House. Originally established in Kansas in 1898 by Fred Harvey, an English immigrant, these gleaming restaurants were usually adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot. From Canadian to Kingsville, Harvey Houses provided food and service in refined, Fred Harvey fashion to train travelers as well as citizens of the community. The success of the Harvey Houses is primarily attributed to the waitresses, known as Harvey Girls. These girls came from the farms of the Midwest, the cities of the northeast, and many places between, to work in Texas. Often they helped develop communities along the railroad where there was little to attract businesses or residents.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2014

Rescuing Texas History collects photographs, newspaper articles, letters, postcards, and other historical materials from across the state and beyond to document and preserve the rich history of the state.

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  • February 11, 1992

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Saenz, Madge. [Postcard from Madge Saenz to Rosa Walston Latimer - February 11, 1992], postcard, February 11, 1992; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth599367/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Rosa Walston Latimer.