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Apr
01

Postcard from Richmond

Postcard from Richmond

Richmond? Really? Yes, Richmond

      “Welding school lasted just two weeks before I went to work in the shipyard as a ‘tack welder,’” said Catherine  Morrison.  “Once on the job my supervisor trained me after my regular shift, and I was soon certified as a ‘journeyman’ welder, raising my pay from 90¢ to $1.38 per hour.”
    She recently recounted this vivid memory near the site of the former Kaiser Shipyards at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park Visitor Center in Richmond, California. Vivacious and tack-sharp at age 90-ish, Kay is one of the “Rosies” (or, more appropriately, “Wendy the Welders”) who helped build the 747 ships launched in Richmond during WWII. These women are the brightest gems of this historic park–they are living history–and were the highlight of our visit.

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Museum sign and our docent, a real Rosie

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Guest — Tom Brunton
I lived in Richmond and wasn't aware of any of this. But then I lived there from the age of 2 until 6 Tom Brunton... Read More
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:46
Guest — Janet Wilson
Hi Tom, Believe it or not, I also lived in Richmond. It was right after WWII ca 1946-7 and all I remember is our upstairs apartme... Read More
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:07
Guest — Janey Brunton-Munoz
I was surprised to discover there was a John Knox Freeway. I used to babysit for his kids in Point Richmond.
Sunday, 07 September 2014 21:39
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