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Thursday, September 08, 2016

On This Date

In 1921, the first Miss America was crowned at a pageant in Atlantic City, NJ. Miss Washington, D. C., Margaret Gorman (on the right in the photo below), was the first to reign as Miss America.


Here is Miss Gorman in her bathing suit:





Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain by Kate Shindle [791.66 SHI], a memoir of a former Miss America (1998), shares a bit of Miss America cultural history, too.

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