The Search Is On For Local Rosie The Riveters

A national association is calling on Rosie across the region. In an effort to preserve history The American Rosie the Riveter Association is in search of women who worked in Lynchburg industries that outfitted soldiers during World War II– in jobs such as riveters, welders, electricians, plant inspectors, sewing and clerical jobs. According to research, local women who played various roles during the war were promised the same pay as men at Lynchburg Foundry between 1941 through 1945. The News & Advance reports, Lynchburg led the nation in recycling scrap materials for the war effort, saving 187 pounds per person of tin cans and other materials that went into the war effort. For contact information or to learn more about the history and legacy of working women visit: www.rosietheriveter.net

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