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

Jacque Mercer

Litchfield, AZ

 

— Miss America 1949 —

 
Jacque Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Jacque Mercer Marker
Inscription.  
"I feel like a Cinderella for a day that lasted a year.... I didn't make a million dollars as so many people think. But I have a million dollars worth of memories and experience which will grow more valuable every year.... Marriage first, career second," she said of her future.

"Fame Reaches Out And Belts Two Marriages To Smithereens," Sunday News, 4/13/1952, p. 4
 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.605′ N, 74° 26.169′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just south of Arctic Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 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. Jean Bartel (here, next to this marker); Barbara Walker (here, next to this marker); Venus Ramey
Jacque Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Jacque Mercer Marker
(here, next to this marker); Marilyn Buford (here, next to this marker); BeBe Shopp (here, next to this marker); Jo-Carroll Dennison (here, next to this marker); Rosemary LaPlance (here, next to this marker); Patricia Donnelly (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 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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