“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Mary Campbell

Columbus, OH

— Miss America 1922-23 —

Mary Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 24, 2020
1. Mary Campbell Marker
"I was pretty naive when I was starting... Mercy, I was after all only 15! I came home and told my mother, I was chosen Miss Columbus, and they said it's because of my figure. Mother, what's a figure?" My mother said, it's none of your business."1

"I do not feel that I deserve the great honor of having been chosen Miss America, the winner of the Atlantic City Pageant Beauty Contest, but now that it has been accorded me, I will do my best to live up to all the things expected of me."2

1. Paul Wilson, "Only Twice Crowned Miss America Shy About Unique Experience," Atlantic City Daily Press, 9/4/1958

2. "Miss America Modestly Says She Did Not Deserve Honor," Atlantic City Sunday Gazette, 9/10/1922

Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1922.
Location. 39° 21.617′ N, 74° 
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26.177′ 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. Fay Lanphier (here, next to this marker); Norma Smallwood (here, next to this marker); Ruth Malcomson (here, next to this marker); Margaret Gorman (here, next to this marker); Marilyn Meseke (here, next to this marker); Bette Cooper (here, next to this marker); Rose Coyle (a few steps from 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 70 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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