Miss Florida Pageant

The Miss Florida pageant starts today in St. Petersburg. Take a look back at some of the lovely ladies who have vied for and held the title over the years.

Margaret Eckdahl, Miss Florida 1930

Margaret Eckdahl, Miss Florida 1930

 

Miss Rey, Miss Florida 1931

Miss Rey, Miss Florida 1931

 

Bonnie Edwards, Miss Florida 1937, and runner-up Virginia Crawford

Bonnie Edwards, Miss Florida 1937, and runner-up Virginia Crawford

 

Mitzi Strother, Miss Florida 1941, posing with a seaside backdrop

Mitzi Strother, Miss Florida 1941, posing with a seaside backdrop

 

Eileen Knapp, Miss Florida 1942

Eileen Knapp, Miss Florida 1942

 

Eula Ann McGehee (center), Miss Florida 1947, with runners-up Laurel Norden and Nancy Stilley

Eula Ann McGehee (center), Miss Florida 1947, with runners-up Laurel Norden and Nancy Stilley

 

Rosemary Carpenter, Miss Florida 1948

Rosemary Carpenter, Miss Florida 1948

 

Sherry Grimes, Miss Florida 1961, receives a bouquet of flowers

Sherry Grimes, Miss Florida 1961, receives a bouquet of flowers

 

Flora Jo Chandonnet, Miss Florida 1963

Flora Jo Chandonnet, Miss Florida 1963

 

Dawn Cashwell, Miss Florida 1967

Dawn Cashwell, Miss Florida 1967

 

Linda Fitts, Miss Florida 1968

Linda Fitts, Miss Florida 1968

 

Left to right: Miss Tampa, Annette Johnson; Miss South Miami, Toni Joanne Soavo; Miss Florida 1969, Lynne Edea Topping; Miss FSU, Karen Petersen; Miss Fort Lauderdale, Linda Cecile Brown at the 1969 Miss Florida Pageant

Left to right: Miss Tampa, Annette Johnson; Miss South Miami, Toni Joanne Soavo; Miss Florida 1969, Lynne Edea Topping; Miss FSU, Karen Petersen; and Miss Fort Lauderdale, Linda Cecile Brown, at the 1969 Miss Florida Pageant

 

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