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Hot off the Press! Rosie the Riveter Returns to Willow Run Bomber Plant One Last Time

The Detroit Free Press has a nice June 17, 2013 article about real Rosies, members of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, returning to visit the Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan one last time.  Sadly, the plant where these Rosies helped build B-24 bombers is likely to be destroyed by GM’s bankruptcy trust unless the [...]

Hot off the Press! Save Rosie the Riveter’s Bomber Plant

The May 17th edition of the Detroit Free Press (this Rosie’s hometown) has an excellent and thorough article on the Yankee Air Museum’s effort to preserve a section of the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant, near Ypsilanti Michigan.   They need to raise $5 Million to save a part of the massive factory.   Hundreds of Rosies worked [...]

A Real Life Rosie from Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Continuing on with our Real Life Rosies posts, today we present this great story from Central Michigan University’s Central Michigan Life  from April 10, 2013 about Jessica Blake, a 32-year-old Mount Pleasant resident, who is a welder.  Our favorite quote from the article: “One of these days, I’m going to find a big poster of Rosie the Riveter [...]