Teague, Fannie 1975-07-01

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Mrs. Teague recalls her work as a waitress, from 1910 to 1915, for the Harvey Houses, the famous Santa Fe Railroad stop restaurants, at Vaughn, New Mexico, and Slaton.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fannie Teague

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 01, 1975

Location: Slaton, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background and biographical data discussed, Worked for Harvey House restaurants (c. 1910-1915), Type of work performed, Pay rate and fringe benefits, Description of a Harvey House, Food preparation and service, Visits of officials recalled, Husband’s work described, Train schedules and activities in Slaton discussed, Reasons for closing of the Harvey Houses (1940), Contents of Harvey House menu, Description of railroad people, Number of girls who regularly worked at the Harvey House, Location of other Harvey Houses, People whom Mrs. Teague worked with, Waitresses’ uniforms described, Manner of serving the food.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1910-1940

Bulk Dates: 1910-1915

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