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May 27, 2004

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A flyer announcing the ribbon cutting at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front interim Visitor Center is attached.

[graphic] World War II In the San Francisco Bay Area

  "World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area" 


National Park Service and National Trust Announce New National Register Online Travel Itinerary 


Timed to correspond with the dedication of the new World War II Memorial, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places launches its latest online travel itinerary, World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The website is currently the main feature on the National Register's homepage www.cr.nps.gov/nr.  You can also get there directly at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/wwIIbayarea/.


The Richmond sites are:


Rosie the Riveter--World War II Home
Front National Historical Park
Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
Richmond Shipyard Number Three
SS Red Oak Victory (victory ship)

This project was created in partnership with Golden Gate National Recreation Area and National Trust for Historic Preservation (Western Office), with assistance from Rosie the Riveter--World War II Home Front National Historical Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, the Organization of American Historians, San Francisco Public Library and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.  Working with these partners, we hope to add a few more sites to the itinerary this summer.

The itinerary highlights 31 National Register-listed sites in six counties that reflect the San Francisco Bay Area's vital role in America's "Arsenal of Democracy."  Each featured site includes a brief description of its WWII significance, historical and color photographs, and public accessibility information.  Six contextual essays provide historic background on themes related to the itinerary, including Shipbuilding, Women at War, Mobilization, Seacoast Defense, Port of Embarkation and Preservation.  World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area is the 33rd National Register travel itinerary successfully created through such partnerships.  

Thanks to all of you who helped in the development of this website by reviewing draft site descriptions, contributing historical photographs, and providing other support.  I encourage you all to distribute the attached press release. 

Mike Buhler

Regional Attorney/Program Officer

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Western Office

(415) 956-0610