Female workers at the Bomb Detonation Plant, Jacksonville, AR
During World War II, Arkansas had six ordnance plants. Women, of course, made up a large number of the employees at these plants, as much of the male workforce was serving in the armed forces. Construction on the plant in Jacksonville began in 1941. It was the first national defense plant approved for the state.
Black and white photograph of female workers at the Bomb Detonation Plant in Jacksonville. Written on the back of the photograph: "third from left - Nonnie (3rd from left), Laura (Herring) Kennedy Jigouleff, Prob. between 1942-1945, 3rd from right: Ruby Hooks Stuckey, Worked in Bomb Detonation Plant (just outside of Little Rock, Ark.) - during WWII, Jacksonville."
Photograph, 6.5 x 8.75"
Women; War; War work; Bombs;
Jacksonville, Pulaski County. (Ark.)
Arkansas Women's History Collection
Arkansas State Archives
Female workers at the Bomb Detonation Plant in Jacksonville, Arkansas, G5599, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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