In 1854, a woman in Ravine, California was making 15 to 20 dollars a week washing clothes for the miners (Reiter). The woman was Clara Brown, a freed slave from Kentucky who eventually saved $10,000 to find work for other former slaves in Colorado.
- The Harvey Girls. Dir. George Sidney. MGM, 1946.
- Morris, Juddi. The Harvey Girls: The Women Who Civilized the West. Walker Publishing, 1994.
- Reiter, Joan Swallow. The Women: The Old West. Time Life Books. New York, Canada: 1978.