Tuesday, February 12, 2008

1878 Harvey House Museum, Florence

At the age of 15, Fred Harvey left his native England for the United States. Traveling for the railroads over the next 20 years, Mr. Harvey's view was that improvement was needed in the food department. Upon arrival in Kansas in 1870, Mr. Harvey met Charlie Morse, President of the fledgling Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. For the next century, Fred Harvey's company would bring good food at reasonable prices in clean, elegant restaurants to the traveling public throughout the Southwest. Experience that era now at the Harvey House in Florence.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

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