Lunch Spot / by Dave Hileman

Traveling across the high desert of Arizona in the 1960's one of your destinations would likely be this spot, the Painted Desert Inn or more familiar, a Harvey House. It is now a part of the National Park that includes the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. The Inn was built over three years from 1937 to 1940 and operated here for almost thirty years. The inn now serves as the visitor center and museum for the park but a portion of the restaurant is restored. Here is a bit more on the Harvey House chain.

"Fred Harvey civilized the west with his '3000 Miles of Hospitality' that consisted of an extensive chain of Hotels, Shops, and Restaurants along the Santa Fe Railway, staffed by a professional, customer service army which included the famous Harvey Girls." You can read lots more here http://harvey-house.info and here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Harvey_Company and here http://www.harveyhouses.net