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Harvey Girl to be subject of new book

Author Kim Vogel Sawyer and her husband visited the Harvey House Museum during the month of March. The writer of Christian fiction is doing research on a story she plans to write about a Harvey Girl. The setting is the Clifton Hotel in Florence.

Harvey Girls were young women who worked at the chain of restaurants owned by Fred Harvey along the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s. A display in the museum exhibits a Harvey Girl uniform and explains how they served customers when the Clifton Hotel and Harvey Girls were in their prime.

According to Phoebe Janzen, treasurer of Florence Historical Society, the couple toured the museum and was impressed with the quality and information available.

Most local libraries carry numerous novels by Vogel Sawyer. She lives in Hutchinson. Her blog can be found at

Last modified May 2, 2013