Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We CAN do it
Anywhoo, what WAS really great about the event was the focus on Rosie the Riveter and the huge contributions of women in the 1940's to American industry during World War II. So that inspired me to do a little research. I had a general recollection of the cultural icon, but did you know that there is a national historic park that is devoted to women's contributions to the War effort? The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National HIstoric Park is in Richmond, California:
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Well now you know. It's fascinating to be reminded how these women were recruited, and then somewhat cavalierly told to go back to domestic work after the War. These women were real pioneers for all of us who have followed in breaking down the barriers to women in the workplace.