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Rosie The Riveter Plant May Be Lost To A Wrecking Ball

The iconic Michigan Plant where thousands of women constructed B-24 bombers during World War II faces its own battle this week with a wrecking ball. The Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti has two days to come up with $1 million to keep its doors and history intact. A group leading the “Save the Bomber” campaign has raised $7 million …

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Rosie the Riveter Still Riveting at 93

Elinor Otto, 93, was one of the original “Rosie the Riveter” girls, celebrated in the popular song and poster of the same name. She first joined the workforce as a single mom in 1942, piecing together planes at Rohr Aircraft Corporation in Chula Vista to support the war effort. “Rosies” were women, left behind, who supported the war effort by …

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“Rosie The Riveter” Factory: $3.5 Mil Can Save It

Rosie the Riveter was a famous figure during WWII; a strong woman who represented those who went to work while the men were fighting for their country, she was an icon in an era when women were expected to do little more than make a nice home and raise children. Now, the Detroit factory where Rosie was made famous is …

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Swiffer Ad Pulled Over ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Imagery

During World War II, ‘Rosie the Riveter’ became an American propaganda icon for encouraging women to take on jobs normally associated with men. With many men serving overseas, U.S. women took factory jobs producing munitions and other war supplies. Now, home cleaning products company Swiffer has come under fire for using ‘Rosie’ imagery in a steam cleaner ad that could …

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