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National organization seeking local individuals

August 25, 2012
The Inter-Mountain


American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in Elkins and the surrounding area who worked on the home front during World War II.

Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewed clothing and parachutes for the military, worked as ordinance workers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association is in the process of collecting those stories.

American Rosie the Riveter Association is a patriotic, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women during WWII. This organization was founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter, of Birmingham, Ala., and now has over 4,000 members nationwide.

If you are a woman or descendant of a woman who worked during WWII, or if you are just interested in more information, call the toll-free number 1-888-557-6743 or email

Mabel W. Myrick

membership vice president

American Rosie the Riveter Association



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