Odd Contest: Miss Tobacco
Share the History Love... How can Florida have a Miss Cigar beauty contest without a Miss Tobacco beauty contest?! It’s only the correct thing to do, right? There were a few tobacco festivals in Florida, some held beauty contests along with the festivities. Here are a few pictures of the past depicting those contests. Share [...]
Carter at the Alamo during the 1976 campaign
Share the History Love... Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter speaks at the “grand finale” of the local Democratic Party campaign on October 30, 1976. Joining him on the podium are many of Texas’ prominent Democrats, including Gov. Dolph Briscoe, Sen. Lloyd Bensen, and Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez. Another group of Carter supporters objected to the Alamo as [...]
Odd Contests: Miss Cigar Queen
Share the History Love... Ahh Florida! You seem to have the oddest beauty contests. This gem comes to you again from the sunshine state. Not only did they have a contest for Miss Cigar Queen during their cigar festivals but they also had a beauty contest for their tobacco festivals (Miss Tobacco?). Share the History [...]
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