Though most Americans have some familiarity with the story of The Harvey Girls, we tend to be much less knowledgeable about the man and company for whom the legendary waitresses were named.
Park Ranger/Flickr Petrified Forest Painted Desert Inn Soda Fountain Harvey Girls c1950.
Investigative journalist and author Stephen Fried spent years researching the visionary businessman Fred Harvey while writing his book, Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West -- One Meal at a Time. And though you may not know it, Harvey's story has a lot to do with food.
"This is a great foodie saga even if you're not a chef," Fried says.More »