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Time Running Short to Save Rosie's Plant

Updated: 04/29/2014 11:26 AM
Created: 04/29/2014 11:24 AM WDIO.com

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Time is running short for a group trying to raise enough cash to save a portion of the Michigan factory where Rosie the Riveter worked.

The Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign needs to raise $1 million by Thursday.

It has brought in $7 million of the $8 million needed to buy a slice of the factory where Rose Will Monroe and her colleagues built one B-24 bomber an hour to aid the American military effort during World War II.

The group hopes to turn the site west of Detroit into a museum dedicated to aviation and the countless Rosies across the country.

Fundraising consultant Michael Montgomery says it is an important piece of our shared history that will be lost forever if we do not act now.

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