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Harvey House opens 2 new exhibits

The Harvey House has two new museum exhibits to inform visitors about the history of the Fred Harvey Company as well as remembering Santa Fe Railway workers and their tools.

The displays are already on display at the building, 400 Raiload Ave. in Slaton, and will be shown through November.

“Remembering Santa Fe Railway Employees in the early 1900s” is an exhibit of photographs of railroad line and office employees, along with many tools of their work.

Included are telegraph equipment, crosstie date nails, training manuals and other items used by Santa Fe employees.

Visitors will recognize many former Slatonites in the photographs.

“Marketing travel to the Southwest” is a second exhibit.

It includes marketing pieces and artifacts from the Fred Harvey Company’s extensive efforts to bring travelers from the Midwest to the Southwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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