Franklin woman worked as riveter at World War II plant



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The hydraulic riveter popped with a staccato beat every few seconds.

Betty Hearin had to line up each fastener in the bay door of the bomber, coordinating with another woman on the other side of the metal to ensure a clean, solid rivet.

Their work had to be precise. If they were off, the rivet would be scuffed and dinged.

 

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