Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Richmond's Celebrity Ranger Draws Growing Crowds to City's National Park

RICHMOND -- They came to this city's national park from as far as Georgia and Germany, ages ranging from 4 to 83.

The draw was a rare Bay Area treasure, a government worker made famous by a government shutdown.

The willowy park ranger with impeccable posture strode to the front of the theater, her buoyant gait belying her 92 years. Betty Reid Soskin, in green khakis and vest, told the assemblage of awed faces at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center that she was happy to see them.

Then she delivered her first history lesson.

Read more here.

Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276

Park Partners:
richmond-cvb-logo-60 west-contra-costa-school-district-logo-60 city-of-richmond-logo-60
English / Español: