Friday, May 22, 2015

93 Year Old Is America's Oldest Park Ranger

93 Year Old Is America's Oldest Park Ranger

In the mid 1900s, Betty Soskin worked as a file clerk for a boilermakers union. When she turned 85 she decided to join the National Park Service.

The 93 year old guides tourists around Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Park five days a week. Soskin has her own personal story to tell, in addition to other woman who played roles in supplying the war.

“I tell the story of the African-American workers,” Soskin said in an Interior Department profile. “My job as a clerk in a Jim Crow union hall was a step up; the equivalent of today’s young woman of color being the first in her family to enter college.”

Soskin doesn't plan to leave her job, especially since her mother and great-grandmother both lived past 100.


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