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Norma Smallwood


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Riverboat Days parade full of colourful characters and floats

Terrace Standard
The creators of the floats in the Riverboat Days parade not only have the fun of making something to show off to spectators but also the chance to be named one of the top three. After the parade, the judges chose the top three floats in a variety of ...

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Norma Jeanne Smallwood

The Turlock Journal
Norma Jeanne Smallwood passed away on May 21, 2017 after a long illness. She was born in the mill-town of Weed, CA on April 14, 1932. A graduate of Glad Tidings Bible Institute in 1952, she married her husband of 64 years after graduation. They served ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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