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Rosie the Riveters honored on Labor Day

By ERIC HRIN

Times West Virginian

On Labor Day in Morgantown, Gina Brown, right, of Cheat Lake, talks to her mother, Alice Chapman, 94, also of Cheat Lake, who was honored for her role as a “Rosie the Riveter” during a program on South High Street.
(Times West Virginian photo by Eric Hrin)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — The real face of Rosie the Riveter could be seen on Labor Day in Morgantown.

And it wasn’t the familiar countenance of the “Rosie the Riveter” character from the iconic campaign used in World War II to recruit women to work in the defense industry.

Rather, it was the face of Jean Malone.

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