”Miss Atlanta”

The story of the "Miss Atlanta" pageant coincides with the growth of Atlantic City's "Miss America".  Like all things Atlanta in the 1920s, this contest and the choosing of a ‘representative’ of our city, was tied with the marketing of and push to sell the Gate City to the rest of the country. The first Miss Atlanta was crowned in 1923 and this week, I am telling the earliest stories of the winners, the prizes and the history of the pageant. 

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