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Harvey House to host dinner, author signing March 20

The Slaton Harvey House will host a dinner and book signing featuring Rosa Latimer Friday, March 20 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Harvey House.

Latimer, of Austin, is an award-winning author of a series of books based on the Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad.

The series of books she’s written were inspired by the true-life story of Latimer’s grandmother, who was a Harvey Girl in New Mexico. “When I began to research my grandmother’s experiences as a Harvey Girl I discovered many interesting stories about the women who came west to work for Fred Harvey at a time when the only respectable employment available was usually either teaching or nursing,” Latimer said in a press release, adding she focused on the workers more than owner Harvey. She has also written a play, “Harvey Girls.”

A wine reception and book signing will be at 5 p.m. with a plated dinner served at 6 featuring Ham Cordon Bleu, with sides, dessert and drinks. Author’s remarks are at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $45 each and there is a maximum of 60 diners. Reservations are required, and for more information call 828-5900.

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