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Rosie's Bomber Factory Near Demolition

Rosie's Bomber Factory Near Demolition

The public is being given one final opportunity to visit part of the historic Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter once worked.
 
Much of the former Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti Township is to be torn down.
 
But a tour of the property is scheduled for Saturday. It's being offered to those who pre-register for a free conference showcasing the plant's history.
 
The Detroit Free Press reports  that the event is part of the nearby Yankee Air Museum's campaign to preserve a 175,000-square-foot section of the 5 million-square-foot plant as its future home.
 
If the museum meets its fundraising goal by Nov. 1, it'll win the right to acquire a section of the plant in a deal with the General Motors bankruptcy trust.

 

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