October 4th, 2014

Taos County Historical Society
Free Public Lecture
Who Are The Harvey Girls?
-- The Inside Story --

By Liz Mikols

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
2:00 PM in the
Kit Carson Electric Coop Boardroom

118 Cruz Alta Rd. • Taos, NM

Fred Harvey revolutionized travel in America, beginning in the 1870's. At his Harvey Houses, lunch rooms that became full service dining establishments and destination hotels, he pioneered many business practices, now considered standard. Without an MBA, or high school diploma, he created and put into practice key concepts such as quality control, customer service, branding and niche marketing. Much of his success derived from his dedicated Harvey Girls. Some historians credit these young women with taming the west. Learn more about them and how the Harvey system worked at
this 45 minute illustrated lecture.

Liz Mikols fell in love with New Mexico and its entertaining and enlightening history in 1992. She and her husband, Joe, finally organized their lives so they could move into
their house in Silver City, New Mexico in 2008. She has been a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico for over 20 years.


Liz started volunteering at the Silver City Museum in 2008, including serving on the Society Board. Liz has presented several subjects on New Mexico history, many relating to issues and notable people of Southwestern New Mexico. She has brought several people to life, including Theora 'Ginny' Allman, Madam Millie , and the quintessential Harvey Girl, chautauqua-style.

When not studying or sharing New Mexico history, she gardens, practices Tai Chi and teaches group fitness classes. Liz has degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Yale University.

The Taos County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, records and preserves
the irreplaceable. Monthly meetings are the first Saturday of the month and periodic
newsletters keep members informed of current research and activities.

The Society encourages support through membership.

The Taos County Historical Society was formed in 1952 for the purpose of "... preserving the history of the Taos area...". It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Monthly meetings, the first Saturday of the month are held at Kit Carson Electric Boardroom with a featured speaker are open to the public and supported through memberships. These are also open to anyone upon payment of annual dues. For more information visit the Society's website, ww.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org

Taos County Historical Society
has successully launched
"TAOS: A Topical History"

320 pages, 26 chapters and contributors.

Mil Gracias, A THOUSAND THANKS, does not begin to cover the many, many individuals to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. This debt is not only the living but also to those men and women who long ago began to preserve the journals and documents we now depend upon for knowledge of the past: the chroniclers who accompanied the explorers and settlers and who, dusty, tired and hungry, sat in the light of a candle to record in their journals the events of the day and the Franciscan clerics who made detailed reports of their canonical visits to the mission churches of Nuevo México.

Corina A. Santistevan
Acknowledgements in "Taos: A Topical History"

If you would like to order a copy from the
Taos County Historical Society
please send a check for $40 (book+shipping) payable to
Taos County Historical Society and mail to:

Taos County Historical Society
PO Box 2447
Taos, NM 87571

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Phone: (575) 770-0681

PO Box 2447 • Taos, NM 87571