Chautauqua Speakers Bureau presents Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

presented by Gail M. Beaton

Koelbel Library

5955 South Holly Street

Centennial, CO 80121

"Rosie the Riveter," the name given to women war workers during World War II, lived and worked throughout the United States welding, making bullets, and doing a wide variety of factory jobs for the war effort.

Between 1941 and 1945, Colorado had its own "Rosies" working at the Remington Arms Factory in Denver. Located at the site of the present day Denver Federal Center, the Denver Ordnance Plant produced as many as six million bullets a day for U.S. troops. "Gail Murphy" is a composite character drawn from the records and memories of these women war workers.

Gail M. Beaton, a teacher of U.S. History, has taught for more than 26 years in Colorado public schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has two M.A. degrees; one in U.S. History and another in Public History from the University of Colorado/Denver. Gail has been acknowledged as an outstanding teacher by the Public Service Company and the Denver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her essays have been published in various history journals.

26 May 2010 - 3:00pm
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