Before it gets demolished, tour the factory where Rosie the Riveter worked
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The public will get its last chance to tour the Michigan plant that produced B24 bombers for the U.S. military during World War II. The Willow Run plant, built by Henry Ford in 1941, employed thousands of women, including the woman who inspired the government’s Rosie the Riveter propaganda image.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the Yankee Air Museum, which is partnering with the Michigan Aerospace Foundation to raise funds to save a portion of the factory, on Saturday will host a tour of the historic site in Ypsilanti, Mich.
The plant was acquired by General Motors in the 1950s where it produced more than 80 million transmissions before it closed in 2010. It is currently under the management of GM’s bankruptcy trust.