We all are familiar with the red bandana-clad “Rosie the Riveter” who left her home each day to work in the factories building bombs, weaponry, and other war necessities while men left to fight overseas. But what of the women in rural communities–the women seemingly protected in the small mountain towns of the Adirondack Park? These women watched their men leave for war the same way that women in the cities did. Find out how they, just like their city counterparts, stepped in to protect their country, keep up the morale of the boys who were fighting, and make a living while they were left to be the breadwinner of the family.
Katie Torchetti has a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on Secondary Social Studies Education and History from SUNY Potsdam. She has taught a variety of grade levels in the public school system before taking time off to have a family. Katie currently homeschools her two children and teaches outside the home in a variety of programs including high school history and English with a local learning cooperative, ministry college courses, and also tutors.