The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, June 10, 2015, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 2B, Image 12

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Florence home to original ‘Rosie the Riveter’
Her friends call her Ginger.
Born Feb. 11, 1925, as Clara
Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger lived
and worked in the Bay area of
California. In 1994, she and her
late husband moved to
But it is another name that
makes Ginger unique: Rosie
the Riveter.
As a young girl right out of
high school, Taylor began work
that had previously been done
by men. She worked in a
Kaiser shipyard as a welder in
1943 and 1944 during WWII,
travelling by ferry from San
Francisco to Richmond and
back. She worked the night
shift, getting off at dawn every
The term “Rosie the
Riveter” was first used in 1942
in a song of the same name,
which became a national hit.
The song portrays “Rosie” as a
tireless assembly line worker
doing her part to help the
American war effort.
Millions of women were
sparks as she worked at the out-
fitting dock as a welder.
Taylor was a Rosie Riveter,
and is one of the heroes recog-
nized by the new Oregon Coast
Military Museum here in
Florence. The museum seeks to
honor all those who have
played a part in defending lib-
erty, both here and abroad.
One of the museum displays
shows the “Home Front,”
where Americans young and
old joined in to support the
WWII effort.
At her last birthday, Taylor
celebrated turning 90.
Her story and others will be
preserved for generations to
come at the Oregon Coast
Ginger Taylor was one of the original “Rosie the Military Museum, opening July
4. The museum’s grand open-
ing will be the culmination of a
encouraged to work in industry ing a social movement that seven-year building project,
and take over jobs previously increased the number of work- and will be open to the public
held by men who had joined ing American women from 12 on that day from 11 a.m. to 2
the military. “Rosie” became million to 20 million by 1944.
an icon representing women
Taylor was one of those
Regular museum hours will
who worked in factories and women, wearing leathers and be announced.
shipyards during WWII, inspir- black hood to protect from
Library to present this
year’s endowment books
The Siuslaw Public Library
will be presenting new books
purchased this year with pro-
ceeds from it’s endowment
fund Thursday, June 11, at 1
p.m. in the Bromley Room.
Endowment Fund, adminis-
tered by the Western Lane
Community Foundation, was
founded in 1994 for the pur-
chase of books.
It was started by an initial
donation from the Friends of
the Library, which has been
added to with yearly donations
from the Friends as well as
donations from many individ-
uals in the community.
Bookplates are placed in the
books acknowledging individ-
ual and group donors.
Each year, the library
receives a certain amount of
the interest accrued for the
purchase of books. As the
fund increases, the amount
spent on children’s, young
adult and adult books has
Some of the books pur-
chased are special; more
expensive books that wouldn’t
fit within the library’s regular
book-purchasing budget.
They range from large cof-
fee-table art and photography
books, reference books, sci-
ence and health, cook books,
classic, contemporary fiction
and more.
Each year, these books are
presented at a public program
and made available for check-
out on that day. In addition,
many of the books are promi-
nently displayed in the library
for some weeks after the pres-
This program is free and
open to the general public.
For more information, con-
tact the library at 541-997-
Proposals sought for Siuslaw Watershed restoration
Funding requests generally
should not exceed $100,000. It
is recommended that projects
be scalable. A 25-percent
match in funding or in-kind
contributions is recommended.
Pre-application proposals
are due Aug. 3.
The Siuslaw Collaborative
Program was developed after
the Wyden Amendment author-
ized that retained receipts from
stewardship timber sales may
be used on nearby lands that
benefit resources within water-
sheds of the Siuslaw National
Program allows the Forest
Service and its partners and
neighbors to consider the
whole landscape when plan-
ning restoration efforts,” said
Kirk Shimeall, CPRCD execu-
tive director. “It’s a valuable
and effective collaborative pro-
gram that we’re pleased to host
and administer.”
All required forms, includ-
ing the pre-application, time-
line, stewardship group area
maps, final application and
more are available online at
For more information, con-
tact Connie Barnes, Program
Administrator, Cascade Pacific
RC and D, at 541248-3094, or
email her at connie@cascade
Pacific Resource Conservation
and Development (CPRCD) is
accepting pre-application pro-
posals for watershed restora-
tion projects in the areas repre-
sented by the Alsea, Hebo,
Marys Peak and Siuslaw stew-
ardship groups.
Approximately $400,000 is
available for projects that
improve or restore fish and
wildlife habitat on private and
other non-federal lands where
there is a demonstrated benefit
to national forest lands.
CPRCD, working in con-
junction with the Siuslaw
National Forest and the four
partner stewardship groups,
will help to administer the
process of project application,
technical review, prioritization
and final award of funds to
approved project proposals.
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