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June 24, 2014

Air museum to buy Rosie's old plant

DETROIT (AP) — An aviation museum announced Monday it has signed an agreement to buy a 144,000-square-foot slice of the Michigan factory where the original Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II.

The Yankee Air Museum, through the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign, raised close to $8 million by the May 1 deadline set by the factory's owner, the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust. The trust took over sites around the U.S. left behind in General Motors' bankruptcy.


 
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