The Fred Harvey Company in many ways defined the American southwest-even though their businesses expand far beyond to as far east as Cleveland, Ohio, and as far west and north as the wine country of northern California. Our exhibit will show the progression of the Harvey Company from small clapboard railroad cafes like this one:
We’ll move forward into time with Harvey’s rather grand plans for the Grand Canyon with the rustic and elegant El Tovar Hotel:
…Through the period of the elegant Fred Harvey rail-side hotels:
Along the way you’ll also see the Harvey Company’s forays highway-based enterprises like this California restaurant:
…All the way to the more interesting enterprises, like the Fred Harvey service at Ontario Motor Speedway(!)
There will be more- lot’s more to see and learn about Fred Harvey. Meanwhile, consider this just a “taste” of what’s to come.