HOT BLAST: 'That little girl will do more than a male will do'
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"Rosie the Riveter" dressed in overalls and bandanna was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood in the 1940's. Rose Will Monroe played "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women joining the work force during World War II. (AP Photo)
"Rosie the Riveter" dressed in overalls and bandanna was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood in the 1940's. Rose Will Monroe played "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women joining the work force during World War II. (AP Photo)
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The AP reports on trouble for a World War II-era icon:

The Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a "man's work" by building World War II-era bombers, making her an enduring symbol of American female empowerment, will be demolished if money can't be found to save it.

The Willow Run Bomber Plant, a 332-acre former Ford Motor Co. factory west of Detroit that churned out nearly 9,000 B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II, is slated to be torn down unless a group can raise $3.5 million by Thursday to convert at least some of the structure into a new, expanded home for the nearby Yankee Air Museum.

The effort to save the plant has a website - http://savethebomberplant.org/

Want to learn more about Rosie? Read here, here or here.

Rosie even had her own song, by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb:

All the day long, 

Whether rain or shine, 

She's a part of the assembly line. 

She's making history, 

Working for victory, 

Rosie the Riveter. 

Keeps a sharp lookout for sabotage, 

Sitting up there on the fuselage. 

That little girl will do more than a male will do.

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