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Margaret Griffin, Santa Fe courier nurse

Dates: 1953

This black and white photograph shows Santa Fe courier nurse Margaret Griffin with a young passenger on the El Capitan. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.

Margaret Griffin, Santa Fe courier nurse