Erin O'Flaherty Is the First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant -- And Other Pageant Firsts
Despite that, in 1926, Norma Smallwood of Oklahoma became the first Native American woman to compete in Miss America—and win. But a year of criticism ensued after the public learned that she reportedly earned more than $100,000 in appearance fees ...
Swimsuits live on in Miss America pageant, but for how long?
Press of Atlantic City
Editor's note: This story is part of our special Miss America section of the Press of Atlantic City. Read more stories, watch videos, scroll through photo galleries and keep up with the next few weeks on our official Miss America page at ...
Cemeteries are a 'who's who' of Wichita history
There are also senators, veterans, a four-star general and the 1926 Miss America, Norma Des Cygne Smallwood Bruce. His research on the occupants and the building led Stuart on a multi-year effort that concluded in 2009 with getting the mausoleum placed ...
Death notices published May 23, 2016
Smallwood, Norma R., 90, homemaker, died Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Moore's Eastlawn Chapel. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Calvary Baptist Church. Weatherford, Helen “Joanne,” 82, homemaker, died Sunday. Service Pending. Schaudt's Glenpool.