How Real ‘Rosie the Riveters’ Discovered a Wartime California Dream

For many American families, the Great Depression and Dust Bowl struck like swift punches to the gut. New Deal work relief programs like the Works Progress Administration tossed lifelines into the crushing economic waves, but many young people soon started looking farther west for more stable opportunities. A powerful vision of the California dream took hold…

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