WATCH – The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound - October 15, 2015

This documentary film by Katrina Parks explores how, starting in the 1880's, over 100,000 brave young women, 'Harvey Girls' as they were called, made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the transcontinental railroad opening the doors of both the West and the workplace to women. Her latest film, 'Harvey Girls Revisited,' will screen at the New Mexico History Museum Oct. 25. See more here.