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Giving Thanks to Rosie the Riveter » Summit County Historical Society

Monday, 28 of July of 2014

Giving Thanks to Rosie the Riveter

On November 20th, we had the opportunity to travel down to West Virginia State University for the “Give Thanks to Our Rosies!” event  hosted by the University and Thanks!  Plain and Simple, Inc.

We had the pleasure of meeting and talking with several wonderful ladies that worked in Akron at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Plants 1 and c  constructing aircraft during WWII.  Miriam graciously donated a picture  of herself standing on the steps of her boarding house dressed and ready for work at Goodyear Aircraft.  The picture is now a show piece in the “Many Hats of World War II” Remember When program.  All the Akron Rosies signed SCHS’ copy of Rosie the Rubber Worker:  Women Workers in Akron’s Rubber Factories During World War II.  It was wonderful to hear their stories of their times in Akron and how it will always remain a special place for them.

Miriam, Betty, and Mazie worked at Goodyear in Akron during World War II.

Miriam, Betty, and Mazie worked at Goodyear in Akron during WWII.

To learn more about Thanks! Plain and Simple and the Rosie the Riveter recognition project visit their website.

You can purchase your own copy of Rosie the Rubber Worker for $45.  Please call 330-535-1120 for more information.


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