Seattle’s Working Women of World War II

After Pearl Harbor, the United States went to war, and Seattle became a total blackout town – no lights anywhere at night. Spotters scanned the skies and scoured the waters of Puget Sound, looking for Japanese war planes and submarines. People of Japanese descent were sent to internment camps inland. Soon, everything became scarce, from butter to sugar to cloth.  And Seattle’s industries mobilized to produce the machines of war, with women leading the charge to build them.  For full story click here.

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