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80 years after her time on the factory floor, Tiger Point’s ‘Rosie the Riveter’ gets her recognition

| Hansen Hasenberg
The year was 1944. The United States and its allies were several years into the largest war the world had ever seen. While much of the focus was on the men fighting on beaches, battlefields, on the waves and in the skies over Europe, northern Africa and throughout east Asia, there were a group of people back home dedicating themselves to the war effort as well.
Thelma Taylor, 99, is one of thousands of women who, during WWII, went to work to build planes for the U.S. military. These women are commonly referred to as “Rosie the Riveters.”


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