Saturday, August 15, 2009
Dodge City Tour of Fred Harvey Space by Herr Stinemetz
This is the space once occupied by the Fred Harvey Restaurant. My guide, who has worked with the local theater, the historical society, is a native to the area, has expertise in fire safety regulations, having attended a two week training at the national school in Maryland. My friend Jon Nisja, who works with the Minnesota Fire Safety prevention groups is quite familiar with the school. Here I learned more about the times and legacy of Fred Harvey and how he mobilized many women to come to this part of the wild west and the incentives to keep them working and not married before their time. Very interesting. Gosh, that might be creative energy for a play at the theater here.