Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Los Angeles, CA
— Miss America 1943 —
"I was the first college girl to be crowned Miss America. Because of my affiliation with the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, I was invited to college campuses with Lenora (who was my chaperon). The idea for a Miss America scholarship resulted, I was the first winner who would not pose in a bathing suit after being chosen, as I said that I was a singer headed for the Broadway stage."
Jean Barrel, personal correspondence, Miss America Organization Archives, Atlantic City
Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
Location. 39° 21.604′ N, 74° 26.168′ 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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacque Mercer (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); BeBe Shopp (here, next to this marker); Jo-Carroll Dennison (here, next to this marker); Rosemary LaPlance (a few steps from 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 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.