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

Ruth Malcomson

Philadelphia, PA

— Miss America 1924 —

Ruth Malcomson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 24, 2020
1. Ruth Malcomson Marker
"It is wonderful to receive such messages, most of them advising me to commercialize my beauty, but I must consider fitting myself for the tasks of life right now....I must complete my education before considering anything. Tomorrow I enter my senior year in the West Philadelphia High School for Girls." Concerning marriage Miss Malcomson said, "After all, every girl should marry and have their own cozy home and an industrial husband."

"Bathing Beauty Spurns Movies," Atlantic City Daily Press, 9/11/1923, p. 3
Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 39° 21.616′ N, 74° 26.176′ 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
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walking distance of this marker. Margaret Gorman (here, next to this marker); Norma Smallwood (here, next to this marker); Fay Lanphier (here, next to this marker); Mary Campbell (here, next to this marker); Marilyn Meseke (here, next to this marker); Bette Cooper (here, next to this marker); Rose Coyle (here, next to this marker); Marian Bergeron (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 128 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jun. 5, 2023