Rosie the Riveter


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Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park

Address:1401 Marina Way S, Suite C
Richmond, CA 94804

Phone:510-232-5050
Web: www.nps.gov/rori/
Size: 145 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 25, 2000.
Location:In Richmond, California.
Facilities:In early development stages. Includes unstaffed visitor center in Richmond's City Hall.
Activities:Interpretive tours (by appointment) and auto touring of City of Richmond's historic World War II sites.
Special Features:This Richmond, California park was created to commemorate the mobilization of the workforce on the home front during World War II, while specifically recognizing the contributions of women and minorities to this effort. The four Richmond shipyards, with their combined 27 shipways, produced 747 ships, more than any other shipyard complex in the country. Park will consist of five sites in the city of Richmond where the original buildings still stand that housed employees and provided services to those working at the shipyards. It will include various areas along the waterfront of Richmond where a World War II Home Front Education Center will be established.

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Rosie the Riveter

popular WWII song romanticizing women workers. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 395]
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Rosie the Riveter has become a symbol of American women entering the workforce and breaking social taboos.
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The Beauty Connection Spa and KOKO Nail set a new record for the most nails filed totalling 50,080 and varnished fingernails of 5,108 people A total of 100 manicurists dressed as Rosie the Riveter, a symbol of feminism and women's economic power, polished an astounding 50,080 fingernails at lightning speed to break the previous record of 2,572 mini-manicures hands and 25,750 finger nails varnished approximately 12 minutes per hand with 100 technicians set by Sally Hansen and Priceline in 2011.
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