Milaca’s own Rosie the Riveter Delores Dee Olson lives up to her name
Around the same time Rosie the Riveter was championed in a hit song and was plastered on posters all over town, Milaca’s own Rosie, Delores Dee Olson, was producing munitions and machinery in 1942 for the war effort.
That was 70 years ago, but the memories came flooding back recently when Olson went to visit her granddaughter, Melody Boberg, at her White Bear Lake business. And along with the name of affection, “Dee,” Olson is also known as Rosie the Riveter around the shop.
“My granddaughter gave me that title,” Olson said laughing while sitting in her Milaca senior apartment. “I went to visit them and they put me to work.” See more in Lesley Toth’s Mille Lacs County Times story.