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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During WWII she passed on the opportunity to go to the University of Chicago, to assist with the war effort as a "Rosie the Riveter." For the remainder of her life she acted as a caregiver to family and friends.
I have had the honor and privilege of working with two real life Rosie the Riveters. Phyllis Gould has been a driving force behind the efforts to gain national recognition for all the Rosies, including herself and her sister Marion Sousa, who is an official volunteer at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond.
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Rosie the Riveter was certainly a symbol of women taking over in the workplace, but what about Rosie the Right Fielder?"
Posing for our exclusive cover shot today, Amanda Holden recreates the powerful Rosie the Riveter image which resonated so powerfully during World War Two.
During World War II, Peggy was literally "Rosie the Riveter" for Grumman aviation in New York.
ON A CRISP winter MORNING in Richmond, California, I stood at one end of the Rosie the Riveter Memorial and looked around.
ROSIE THE RIVETER STOOD as a cultural icon for women who worked in the factories during World War II.
That's why I have chosen strong, inspirational women as the theme for this special edition, epitomised by Rosie the Riveter and brought to life on the cover by the beautiful Amanda Holden.
I've flown in B-24s, and my mother-in-law was a "Rosie the Riveter" at Consolidated in 1942, so the B-24 is almost a member of the family around here.
And small contingents of nurses trained through the United States Cadet Nurse Corps program, along with "Rosie the Riveter" civilian workers, rode in the parade in Lane Transit District buses with "Community Hero" signs attached to the sides.