Rosie (two photos) / by Dave Hileman

This is one of the life-size dioramas found at the Rosie the Riveter /World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA. While this was once a huge site with ships rolling off the line day and night, the park is a tiny sliver of that space. I felt it deserved a more complete story than the space allowed. Several of the old buildings still stand but they are now used in modern settings. You drive past thousands of cars - waiting to be loaded on to trains just to get to the site. Still worthwhile for an afternoon.