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Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway

Date: September 04 1958
Description: Dedication of Wisconsin's first expressway, a seven-mile stretch of Interstate Highway I-94 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting...
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Beauty Queen Harvesting Cranberries

Date: 1947
Description: A young woman dressed in a bathing suit and wading boots poses for a promotional photograph for the Wisconsin cranberry industry at Thunder Lake Marsh. Tw...
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Alice in Dairyland

Date: 1951
Description: Alice in Dairyland, Marjean Czerwinski, wearing her crown and gown, rides on the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
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Richard Nixon and the Honey Queen

Date: 1958
Description: Richard M. Nixon welcomed by Barbara Bird, Honey Queen, and Wisconsin Governor Vernon W. Thomson with cheese package at the Oshkosh Airport.
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Miss America Marilyn Meseke

Date: 1938
Description: Miss America Marilyn Meseke posing with International Harvester cream separators at the National Dairy Show.
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Highway Ribbon Cutting

Date: October 04 1964
Description: Governor John Reynolds, state highway officials, and beauty queens are in attendance as the ribbon is cut to open a new Wisconsin highway. One of the youn...
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World's Fair Beauties

Date: August 10 1934
Description: Three "most beautiful employees" of the Chicago World's Fair on a publicity tour: Patricia Marquan, Kay Griffith and Dorothy Le Fold.
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Disabled American Veterans Queen Contestant

Date: August 08 1931
Description: Disabled American Veterans Ball queen contestant in a polka dot dress, sits in a chair in front of an American flag.
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DAV Queen contestant

Date: August 08 1931
Description: Queen contestant at the Disabled American Veterans Ball, standing and posing with a flag.
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Miss America

Date: October 06 1930
Description: Miss America, Margaret Ekdahl, models a Shirley Lea red dress and black vest at the Burdick & Murray Department Store.
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Miss America Models Shoes

Date: October 06 1930
Description: Miss America, Margaret Ekdahl, models Peacock brand pumps (shoes) at the Burdick & Murray Department Store.
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Miss America Models Formal Wear

Date: October 06 1930
Description: Miss America, Margaret Ekdahl, models a blue and rose Moire evening gown with a short white Dolman fur wrap, at the Burdick & Murray Department Store.
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Miss America

Date: October 06 1930
Description: Miss America, Margaret Ekdahl, standing in the Burdick & Murray department store modeling black pumps (shoes). Women are sitting in chairs behind her on th...
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Alice in Dairyland and World's Largest Cheese

Date: 1964
Description: Alice in Dairyland, and two employees of Steve's Cheese, sample a piece of the World's largest cheese. The gigantic piece of cheese was part of Wisconsin's...
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Alice in Dairyland, Virgina Ruth Peterson

Date: June 30 1950
Description: The 1950 Alice in Dairyland, Virgina Ruth Peterson, posed sitting on a fence after she was chosen for the title from a field of 18 in the final judging at...
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Alice in Dairyland, Barbara Brown

Date: 1955
Description: Alice in Dairyland for 1955, Barbara Brown, milking a cow by hand.
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Alice in Dairyland, Margaret McGuire

Date: 1952
Description: Margaret McGuire, named the first Alice in Dairyland in 1948, promotes Wisconsin cheese.
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Alice in Dairyland, Mary Ellen Jenks

Date: August 26 1953
Description: Alice in Dairyland, Mary Ellen Jenks, stands with a cow on a float representing the Golden Guernsey Dairy Co-op in the Dairy Parade at the Wisconsin State...
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Alice in Dairyland, Mary Ellen McCabe

Date: August 30 1954
Description: Mary Ellen McCabe, 1954 Alice in Dairyland, enters State Fair Park in her official convertible, escorted by police officers on Harley-Davidson motorcycles...
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Alice in Dairyland

Date: 1956
Description: Alice in Dairyland, Doris Olsen, holds a cream puff, always a favorite Wisconsin State Fair treat, as she talks with two bakers at the fair.

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