My mother was a steelworker during WWII. She belonged to the United Steel & Aluminum Workers - Local No. 309 in Maryville, TN.
She actually operated an overhead crane in the North Plant of the Aluminum Company of America in Alcoa. And she carried a badge.
Well, she carried two badges actually, this one and her employee identification badge issued by the company.
She met my father at the North Plant where he was a millwright. They were married on Christmas Eve, 1944.
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