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

Frances Burke

Philadelphia, PA

— Miss America 1940 —

Frances Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 24, 2020
1. Frances Burke Marker
"A career in big-time modeling and movies was there for the taking. But soon after, Fran Burke turned away. She went back home to Philadelphia, eventually marrying a high school sweetheart…and began to raise a family. Fran deliberately chose obscurity—not noisily like a Garbo, but because as she says now, 'having a family, love and security is what it's all about.'"

Ann Hollister, Life, 2/5/1971, pp.45-8
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 39° 21.612′ N, 74° 26.173′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just south of Arctic Avenue, on the right 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. Patricia Donnelly (here, next to this marker);
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Marian Bergeron (here, next to this marker); Henrietta Leaver (here, next to this marker); Rose Coyle (here, next to this marker); Bette Cooper (here, next to this marker); Marilyn Meseke (here, next to this marker); Rosemary LaPlance (here, next to this marker); Jo-Carroll Dennison (here, next to 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 92 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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