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January 23, 2018

Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96


Continuing our celebration of strong women… Check out this article about the real Rosie the Riveter

“I didn’t want fame or fortune,” Mrs. Fraley told People magazine in 2016, when her connection to Rosie first became public. “But I did want my own identity.”

“The women of this country these days need some icons,” Mrs. Fraley said in the People magazine interview. “If they think I’m one, I’m happy.”

Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96

Mrs. Fraley’s connection to Rosie was made public in 2016, ending years of speculation over who was the model for the fictional 1940s war worker.

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