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Longview Woman, Called Inspiration For Rosie The Riveter, Dies At 96


Multiple women have been identified over the years as possible models  Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker.

Multiple women have been identified over the years as possible models  Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker.

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A woman identified by a scholar as the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker, has died in Washington.

The New York Times reports that Naomi Parker Fraley died Saturday in Longview. She was 96.

Multiple women have been identified over the years as possible models for Rosie, but a Seton Hall University professor in 2016 focused on Fraley as the true inspiration.

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