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Slaton Harvey House

A cache by CompassRose360 and Professor Skylane Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/27/2008
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Geocache Description:

We found a special trackable train (prize for FTF!), and brought it to this train station. This historical place is open to the public and has plenty of parking available. As always, be on the lookout for train-protecting-muggles. Container is not on the caboose, but near it.

The Slaton Harvey House was built in 1912 and was a place where rail travelers would stop for a bite to eat. Patrons were served by the legendary Harvey Girls, who lived in the building upstairs. The restaurant was one of Fred Harvey's chain of restaurants (immortalized in the 1946 movie Harvey Girls starring Judy Garland), which were ubiquitous to the Santa Fe system. It served as a restaurant for 30 years up to 1942. Dining stopped after rail travel declined, but the building served as a passenger depot until the termination of rail service in Slaton in 1969.

Tony Privett of the Slaton Railroad Heritage Association, which owns the building wrote, "One could only imagine what local males thought when they wandered into a Harvey House and found an elegant restaurant that was just as likely to offer lobster as ham sandwiches, served on fine china with English silver and cloth napkins by an attractive and intelligent Harvey girl."

The Harvey House has now been restored and serves as an event center, bed & breakfast, and historic Santa Fe landmark.

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