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

BeBe Shopp

Hopkins, MN

 

— Miss America 1948 —

 
BeBe Shopp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. BeBe Shopp Marker
Inscription.  
"Of course you can't compare it [the pageant] to the Olympics and yet it does call for a great deal of training and self-discipline....Sometimes girls don't realize it just isn't surface beauty.... But when it instills incentive in young girls to aim for something…to accomplish something… to become a better person, then it becomes a challenge, the improbable dream come true in this country."

Virginia Bohlin, "Miss America Of 1948 Revisited," Sunday Herald Traveler, 9/10/1972, sec. 3, p. 55
 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Women. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.607′ 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. Jo-Carroll Dennison (here, next to this marker); Jacque Mercer
BeBe Shopp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. BeBe Shopp Marker
(here, next to this marker); Rosemary LaPlance (here, next to this marker); Jean Bartel (here, next to this marker); Barbara Walker (here, next to this marker); Venus Ramey (here, next to this marker); Marilyn Buford (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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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