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BY CAROLYN LEONARD Modified: October 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm •  Published: October 12, 2012
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One railroad baron said "The Harvey House was not only a good place to eat; it was the Cupid of the Rails". It is estimated that more than 100,000 girls worked for Harvey House restaurants and hotels and of those, 20,000 married their regular customers.

Sandie Olson is quite familiar with the history of the railroad industry. So, growing up in that atmosphere with the sound of the trains always in her ears, it seems natural she would become president of the Waynoka Historical Society, member of the board of Oklahoma Historical Society and a member of Oklahoma Museums Association, along with many other honors including being inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.

Edmond genealogy meetings, which are free and open to the public, meet at the Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S Boulevard, with a social time at 6 pm, program begins promptly at 6:30. The EGS meets on the third Monday evening of each month, with speakers on subjects of interest to genealogists; membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research.

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