Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The West and Mail Order Brides

This story said these women (looking to land some Silicon Valley tycoons) felt like Japanese "comfort girls."  Actually they sounded sort of spoiled (the horror to actually talk to some computer geeks). What did they expect in a week? There is a long tradition of shipping women from the east to men in the west. And it was certainly not easier back then.

Go West Young Ladies, Go West!

But they did not put up with false advertising!

While not brought out specifically to be wives (although six months was hardly a long contract), Harvey Girls did a lot to transform the West.

1 comment:

  1. Men won the West.

    Women civilized it.

    Men, of course, had most of the fun.


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