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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dorothy Benham

Edina, MN

 

— Miss America 1977 —

 
Dorothy Benham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Dorothy Benham Marker
Inscription.  
"The public only hears about Miss Americas like Bess Myerson and Phyllis George, who are in the public eye.... There are dozens of Miss Americas who are doctors, lawyers and college professors. They succeeded, too, proving that the whole idea of the pageant is not just to select a beauty queen....I think that when you stop being Miss America, you have to succeed at whatever you're doing all alone. Being Miss America doesn't help me be a good singer."

Bruce Chadwick, "From Miss America To Miss Broadway," New York Daily News, 7/26/1989.

 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.567′ N, 74° 26.155′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just north of Atlantic Avenue, on the left
Dorothy Benham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Dorothy Benham Marker
when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 N Michigan Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susan Perkins (here, next to this marker); Tawny Godin (here, next to this marker); Shirley Cothran (here, next to this marker); Kylene Barker (here, next to this marker); Rebecca King (here, next to this marker); Judith Ford (here, next to this marker); Phyllis George (here, next to this marker); Laurel Lea Schaefer (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 27, 2021