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Trading Post Times

Fred Harvey was a classic

entrepreneur

who developed

the Harvey House lunch

rooms, restaurants, souvenir

shops, and hotels, which

served rail passengers on the

Atchison, Topeka and Santa

Fe Railway, the Gulf Coast

and Santa Fe Railway, the

Kansas Pacific Railway, the

St. Louis-San Francisco

Railway, and the Terminal

Railroad Association of St.

Louis.

As an innovative restaura-

teur and marketer, Fred

Harvey is credited with cre-

ating the first restaurant

chain in the United States.

He was also a leader in pro-

moting tourism in the

American Southwest in the

late 19th century. Fred Har-

vey and his employees suc-

cessfully brought new higher

standards of both civility

and dining to a region wide-

ly regarded in the era as "the

Wild West."

Volume 13, Issue 3

July:September 2016

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM

August 20— 21

IFAM Market, Santa Fe, NM

August 18, 19 & 20

Railroad Jewelry Exhibit.

River Trading Post, Scottsdale

Ongoing

Indian Summer Festival, Milwaukee, WI

September 9—11

R i v e r T r a d i n g P o s t

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Fred Harvey Era Jewelry

Collection at

River Trading Post

2

Opinion: Cursive writing

and American Indian Art

3

Ouellet to SGA Board of

Directors

3

Believe It or Not

4

erick Henry Harvey

(June 27, 1835 – February 9, 1901) was an en-

trepren ur who developed the Harvey House lunch ooms, restaurants,

souveni shops, and hotels, which served rail passengers on the Atchison,

T peka and Santa Fe Railway, the Gulf Coast and Santa Fe Railway, the

Kansas Pacific Railway, t e St. Louis-San Francisc Railway, and the

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis.

As an innovative restaurateur and marketer, Fred Harvey is credited with

creating the first restaurant chain in the United States. He was also a

le der in promoting tourism and cultural tourism in the American South-

west specific lly centered around the expanded routes of the railways. As

a result, Fred Harvey and his employees successfully helped to expand

the tourist trade in he S uthwest, and brought higher standards of both

civility and dining to a region widely regarded in the era as "the Wild

West."

“Railroad jewelry” or “Indian jewelry,” was one of

Harvey’s greatest legacies and marketing successes.

It was one of the more popular commodities that the

Anglo tourist purchased at Harvey hotels, souvenir

shops, and at train stops along the way. Everyone

wanted to buy this inexpensive wearable token of

their adventures in the Southwest, made by Indian

silversmiths.

Even though the Harvey Company sold literally tons of

this jewelry, they never actually made any of it. In fact,

most of the jewelry sold in Fred Harvey’s lifetime was

made by individual Indian silversmiths who sold their

wares to the Harvey Company. Later, after Harvey

died, independent manufacturers who hired local Na-

tives as silversmiths manufactured the inexpensive sou-

venir jewelry that we now call “Fred Harvey Jewelry.”

The Harvey Company, under the leadership of Har-

vey’s son Frank, sold most of the inexpensive railroad

jewelry that is Fred Harvey’s legacy.

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Fred Harvey