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The first wall on the 2018 Women Build in Lyle went up about 90 minutes after the team from across the U.S. started working.

Photo courtesy Chad Krause
The first wall on the 2018 Women Build in Lyle went up about 90 minutes after the team from across the U.S. started working.



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Joining the Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity team was Ada Wyn Parker, 95, the local “Rosie the Riveter, shown hammering in this picture. She also autographed “Rosie” posters at the welcoming ceremony, for the women who reunite once a year to help a Habitat affiliate get a project underway.

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When they asked for the 2018 Women Build by Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity to have a “Rosie the Riveter” theme, the visiting team had no idea that the first female to work on airplanes during World War II resided in The Dalles...

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