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"fred harvey company" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"fred harvey company" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

"It's nothing good. Or nostalgic about covered wagons and quote and that quote from amy keg leaky a county resident and a member of the navajo nation told the board of supervisors. The boyd unani unanimously. Excuse me voted against the project citing concerns about cultural sensitivities as well as planning for fire police and traffic to guns was far from the first development to try to wrap itself in american indian trappings to give the sense of authenticity. What's re- remains to be seen is whether it's a failure and growing movement to change names of tourist destinations and landmarks that can be deemed offensive and herald an increasing movement towards a native american justice amid an ongoing national conversation about race. So we'll see it's that that happens if you know. The trend continues and other destinations across america. Change their their themes as well. We shall see now while there are many discussions about native american stereotypes around the country including around sports teams More recently The former cleveland indian team. Which are now the cleveland guardians and the washington football team. The two guns project focused stone vacation retreat that could have accommodated well over a thousand guests and it serves as a reminder that indigenous people have been often esteemed exploited and ignored by the creation history recreation history. Excuse me For more than a century. And that's correct and i take on bridge with the article using the word esteemed. It should not even be in there. There was nothing honorable or being honored about using native imagery in such a way but exploitation and being ignored by the recreation industry. Absolutely now the fred. Harvey company which built restaurants and hotels along railroads in the west did have an indian department as far back as early twentieth century. Now to be honest it's aim was to entice sightseers through the promotion of native american groups which it did in part by depicting images of indians on brochures postcards and even playing cards some of the companies hotels including the l. Towbar hotel in the grand canyon showcased native artists who would weave baskets or craft pottery and jewelry onsite quoting. There's an authentic Anticipate dimension to it. You know you're in the west and you know you're somewhere else because year. Seeing indians and quote said philip. Jade the loria a professor of history at harvard university and author of the notification boy. Today is a day for words. I'll start that again. That was a quote from philip. J loria a professor of history at harvard university and author of the nonfiction book playing indian. Boy mr loria you know your in the west. He says you know you're somewhere else he says. Because you're seeing indians. He says kay you're you're quote did nothing to help. The natives on the east coast which there are literally thousands of hundreds of thousands of to be exact getting back to the article as tourism transition to private automobiles. The fascination with native american culture continued in nineteen twenty six private. Hy-vee cars with drivers wayne cowboy garb and white female tour guides dressed in traditional native american jewelry. Inbuilts took.

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"fred harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"There were so many people waiting in line to hear them that they had to give the same talk at four. And so we realized there was there were a lot of people who were interested because there were a lot of different entry points. Some people were interested because of foodie history. Some people were interested because the Fred Harvey company basically control the Native American art business, right? From the turn of the century up through the 19 forties. All the train think about all the train people. Right. There's all theirs. All people who are interested in Santa Fe Railroad itself, and there's a lot of trained people. And so we've We've kept this going all these years. And, of course, up till this year. We always had the friend Harvey Weekend in Santa Fe, right. Basically all summer. We've been planning for it to be in Santa Fe and in Las Vegas and worrying about how Cove it was going to affect this and whether it would be safe to try to put it on. Put any part of it on. In person in New Mexico, and we kept these decisions open for a pretty long time because Again. We're tryingto be there for the people who want to come and our partners are in the hospitality business in the hospitality business being yanked back and forth. And we want them to be able to come. So finally, a few weeks ago, we had to finally decide that the whole thing needed to be online. And so it is going to be online. So let's start with you still going to do the lungs is that people from all over the country can now watch it. People for Santa Fe can watch it on their computers. Watch it on their phones. And people all over the country who are interested in Fred Harvey, who haven't been able to come to the Fred Head weekend. Can come. So Fred had weekend. You've been to it you've you've worked with us before, and we've talked about this before, is usually a bunch of different lectures about subjects that come out of Fred Harvey and then a big dinner. At La Fonda. All of this raises money for the New Mexico History Museum. And that we do an auction of Fred Harvey related items. And there's lots of cool, you know, native art. There's there's things that came from La Fonda from back in the past. There's Membreno China, which is really wonderful. There's lots of books about Native American art. And there are hotel stays at all the different Fred Harvey hotels all to Bharat La Fonda, La Posada. Fascinating. So we're doing it all online and people could sign up. They can. They can listen to it. Watch it from wherever they want. People who sign up. If they miss any of the events, they could get caught, they get recordings of them. And so we're doing a full Fred Harvey weekend with seven talks. Go ahead. No. Keep that thought. All right. We'll come back. We'll tell people how they can sign up for the lectures. When we come back did electric and then we'll do the auction. Talk about Fred Harvey some more. And then we will venture off into some of the history that that Stephen.

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"fred harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

06:36 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Off a best of show. It's a really good recent interviews on Monday, All right, let's go out to Philadelphia in the first capital of the United States and talk to Steven Freed, who's on Philadelphia today? He's a Fred head. He's also an author and a biographer. Steven. Good to see you on zoo man. Richard. Great to see you. And thanks for that soon from Nashville. Perfect timing for the election, Right? And we must be doing something right? You think we are I think right now it feels like we are. You know, I'm I'm a couple blocks down from where they're finishing the counting of Pennsylvania's ballots, and here in the place where America was born. The declaration was written in the Constitution was written and we're feeling like we helped today. Do you live in the historic part of Philadelphia? Ideo. I mean, my wife and I live like several blocks away from the Liberty Bell. If you had your choice, you live in Santa Fe. But you live in Philadelphia, you know, And I think, Stephen one time when we had you on. Maybe we're talking about rush me we're talking about. Maybe you're talking about Fred Harvey. I think you said Sometimes you're kind of amazed how little you know the streets in the historic parts of Philadelphia. Maybe I dreamt that No, it is true mean part. I think part of the reason that I ended up writing a biography of Benjamin Russia, so I could finally figure out what happened here, You know, you know, cause Santa Fe. Look, I love Santa Fe. I live in Santa Fe in my mind even when I'm Sitting here in Philadelphia, but you know, if you deal with a tourist area, sometimes people don't want to deal with the tourist area. So we have a tourist area where people go to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and all that kind of stuff. So You know, you get stuck behind horses and buggies and you have to fight off Benjamin Franklin impersonators and stuff. But I'm feeling pretty patriotic and pretty historically relevant today. All right, we'll get to that. And you don't mind talking about that. But let's talk about friend Harvey. First of all, sure. You're Fred Head describe what That malady is mostly about. Sure. So some people in Santa Fe in the area know that Fred Harvey company was a company that basically was the first major hospitality company in the in the in the nation, and they ran all the restaurants and hotels. On the Santa Fe Railroad, and they created a Fonda so people won't know the history of La Fonda. Fonda was a Fred Harvey Hotel, the cast of NATO hotel that was just restored in Las Vegas. Is a friend Harvey Hotel, the Grand Canyon Hotels, the South Rim, El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. Those air Fred Harvey hotels, and there were also Fred Harvey Union station Chicago unit Station. Was Fred Harvey, Kansas City, ST Louis. Obviously, the Albuquerque station was a huge friend Harvey Outpost Union station, Los Angeles. So Fred Harvey was amazing company that spanned it started in the 18 seventies. Oh, and it existed up through the 19 sixties and seventies. And it basically invented a lot of things that we take for granted, especially in the South West, because the Harvey companies who basically took care of people when they came to the Southwest, so As tourism became one of the major industries in the southwest, especially in New Mexico and Arizona that fell on the Fred Harvey company. So the friend Harvey company got involved the restaurants, hotels. It brought the food of New Mexico to the whole world, and it brought the food of the world into New Mexico. The Harvey girls that they hired on Lee single women to be their waitresses. They were the first major national force of working women and over 100,000 women between the 18. Eighties and the 19 forties had the opportunity to be Harvey Girls and travel all over the country working for the Santa Fe Railroad, and they also married all these local people made a lot of towns in New Mexico. They're founding families are people who work for the railroad who married Harvey Girls and settle down and settle those towns. So it's the influence of of the friend Harvey Company in New Mexico is something we continue to explore. It is the reason why the New Mexico history Museum, which is where I first started talking about Fred Harvey in Santa Fe has AH permanent exhibit of Fred Harvey material in the mezzanine between The floor. That's the really old stuff and the Fords really new stuff because Harvey and the railroad really represent that middle period that period in that from the late 18 seventies into the early 19 hundreds, when Santa Fe reinvented itself as a city different And the Harvey Company, you know, brought Santa Fe merchants and the Native Americans from the pueblos to the world's fair in 1915. Both in San Diego and San Francisco. So the Harvey company has had a really interesting relationship with New Mexico. And so it's not surprising that even though the company was in all kinds of different cities, and it was based in Kansas City, and later Chicago, the resurgence of fascination with Fred Harvey as a really interesting way of dealing with American history, especially The Southwest is really taking its place in Santa Fe and the New Mexico History Museum when it opened set out to have a Fred Harvey exhibit and brought me in because I happen to write a book about Fred Harvey. And Fran Levine, who was head of the museum then and Jenny Kimble, who's known raised a weekend for me in a April night of 2010. Having no idea whether people would be interested in it or not on I gave a talk at the museum. It was one of the many days with power went out in Santa Fe, so I gave half to talk in the dark with a flashlight. And then we had this wonderful meal at La Fonda, and it turned out that there were many more Fred heads than we ever realized. And what this event did was the people who There been people dressing up his Harvey Girls in Winslow, Arizona, who didn't know there were women driving dressing up Harvey Girls in Florence, Kansas, so It started to be this thing where people who were interested in Fred Harvey people who were interested in Santa Fe Railroad people heard Judy Garland because, of course, Judy Garland played a Harvey Girl in the movie, The Harvey Girls. People inside. A lot of different subjects started to come to Santa Fe. Teo to talk about this. We we had this weekend 2010. We did another one in 2011, and more and more people just came every year. One year Jenny Campbell and Alan Affeldt, who owns La Posada in Winslow, and now the cast in ADA in Las Vegas. Did a talk at the museum A two o'clock on the on a Sunday. There were so many people waiting in line to hear them that they had to give the same talk at four. And so we realized there was there were a lot of people who were interested because there were a lot of.

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"fred harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

06:39 min | 3 years ago

"fred harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"For so the Harvey company was basically they knew that when you came to this exotic southwest the you had no idea what to do and they said their ideal was they couldn't even think that the customer was always right because the customer to know what they wanted me you've been to the Grand Canyon how do you take care of people the Grand Canyon it's not it's not like a normal place so they really had to think about how can you make sure that people have a great experience the food is amazing that people who come for hiking and authenticity guilt they want if they want to go to the bottom that they can write in people like me and my wife who want to sit on a you know on the front porch and drink and have a beautiful sweet added an egg enjoyed nature from the you know from the hotel you got to take care of us too and so that was really the quarters they really had to do this and this is before the park service men the park service learn how to take care of people from the Fred Harvey company because they were there before the park so it was a passing store I knew nothing about it you know living in Philadelphia I heard about it because my wife and I started coming to Santa Fe in the early nineties because a friend from Philadelphia bought a house your Picos and so we would come every year for our anniversary and the book started out as research looking for an excuse to come out more often and I realize it was it was actually a fabulous story that was also a way of telling the entire history of the American west through the railroad so I researched it for many years and about a year before the book was going to come out I came to Santa Fe and met with the new director of the museum which was just being rebuilt friend Levin and which Eddie Campbell who was running the Fonda and we talked about it would be cool to do an event in Santa Fe and so they agreed to do this is bad and from that we ended up booking a train to work of all the Fred Harvey cities starting for Chicago and that's what we did to promote the book and the events were really fun and I figured okay I wrote a book and I gave a talk and that's cool but lo behold you know a couple months later we were back in town and and again what other talking more people came and will we gave did programs about anything having to do with Fred Harvey the Harvey girls which are such a great fascination you're the first working women in America about merry culture about the real roads about the native American art business and all the issues surrounding the politics of native American art even the creation of the city but the city different is the for Harvey company was involved in all that stuff and because it was involved in architecture was involved in city planning so the hardy companies a great wave of understanding all this and so what we try to do is I mean it this gone way beyond me giving a speech me without due to days of lectures both from really interesting academics who come in and we make them when they can be interesting there can't be any power points that are just kind of sitting there because our our are you know are are the people come or lectures you know to expect to be fascinated to standard you have to live up to it exact order I mean what they did at the time was they wanted tourism to be fascinating they wanted they were the first people to many people to explain to white people the native Americans had been there before them so part of the history of America which up to that point is being told through the eyes just just of your point in his or yeah I mean the the diversity history of America that we now take for granted we really first talk to people by the Harvey company when they brought them in on the trains to come to these tiles and so it's really great so this year we have a panel about Mary Colter with miracle tree biographer Arnold Burke with Santa Fe architect barber Felix and actually the new interim director of the New Mexico history museum Billy Garrett used to be the historic architect of the Grand Canyon for the National Park Service I think he's gonna talk about the work that he did when he was there Caroline for all who used to be the executive director of the miss Rogers museum and at this since left is giving a talk about whether to me whether the company's use of native American art was commercialization or cultural preservation we have a historian from Arizona coming to talk about for an RB company didn't want to use food from other places they had their own farms they grew their own food they slaughtered their own poultry in many of the farms were in Arizona one of them was in Chino valley and it's actually one of the last ones that still standing so we're gonna get to talk about that Sunday morning a Saturday morning Maria Martinez the famous the artist who made the black on black pottery which is so blunt her her great granddaughter barber Gonzalez and her son Kevin are going to be doing a pottery demonstration and explanation of the relationship between Martinez and the Fred Harvey company a team to me I was going to be giving a talk about painting and working in Fred Harvey spaces and then the last panel before dinner is actually a panel about restaurateurs who were working in the Harvey spaces so said Moses who saved the Los Angeles Union Station restaurant space which is really amazing which sat empty for decades is coming in to talk about how they did that the executive chef from else of are the Grand Canyon and two and two of our more recent chefs John Sinclair who now is that the Castaneda in Las Vegas and Murphy o'brien is well known Santa Fe you also just took over legal tender in in late may so it'll be a packed a couple of days and the conversations are always very lively and the museum is a great place to hear talks and so we hope a lot of people will come to them and then join us for all these different meals which have become you know a big part of this weekend there's now for meals are attached to the weekend besides the lectures and people coming from all over the world we have people coming in from England from France and from all over America some of them are people who work for the railroad her work for Fred Harvey some of them are just fascinated by the southwest okay and they and they see the Harvey story sort of way of digesting and and exploring that the south if we take a break in U. S. hang for one more segment absolute before we do that do you have a website where people can find your work always it's Stephen freed S. T. E. P. H. E. N. F. R. I. E. D. dot com the back was Stephen free thirty two minutes after three o'clock talk more about Fred Harvey and some of the properties that fell into disrepair that are now being brought back and save you the full property thirty two minutes and then can a man in Mexico the phone in.