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The Miss North Carolina Pageant began in 1937 and this year celebrates its 75th anniversary. The pageant began as a swimsuit contest but has since evolved into a scholarship contest. Maria Beale Fletcher is the only North Carolinian to win the Miss America Pageant. Hughes recounts highlights from the seventy-five years.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 6, Nov 2012, p67-70, 72, 74, 76-79, il, por Periodical Website
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In league with other dancing teams such as Irene and Vernon Castle were Beale and Peggy Fletcher. Despite local opposition for the dance styles they promoted, the couple found success on the vaudeville circuit. This success paved the path to authorship for Beale and the establishment of a school of dance, now known as Asheville Ballet/Fletcher School of Dance. Dancing talent, originating with Beale’s parents Robert and Daisy, extended to Beale and Peggy’s children and grandchildren. Of note is Maria Fletcher, the only Miss North Carolina to also be awarded the Miss America crown.