Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Pullman Porters -

I am going the weekend after this to Asilomar to attend a conference on writing children's books. I was assigned to a small group and we are getting a head start by exchanging manuscripts.

Last night and again this morning I read one woman's beautiful story of the Pullman Porters. I had no idea of the complexity of the history. I didn't know that all porters were called "George" after George Pullman, the man whose company built the dining, lounging and sleeping cars. There were 217 rules in the book for porters.

I googled for even more information and found this. It is a fascinating history.



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