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     Hartford Queens 1926 - 1937
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Miss Hartford 1926
Evelyn Reames


First year Hartford participated in Blossomtime Contest.

Beauty contest held at Hartford High School.
Miss Hartford 1927

No Contest

Miss Hartford 1928

Miss Hartford 1929

Miss Hartford 1930
Margaret Martin

Catherine Manning, Dorothea Myers,
Maxine McLeod, Francis Simpson,
Mildred Widner, Marian Relssig

Miss Hartford 1931



Miss Hartford 1932

Alice Jane Shafer

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Miss Hartford 1933
Florence Hradecky, Miss Hartford 1933
Florence Hradecky

Velva Burr, Marcella Furlan, Georgia Kime, Libbie Podogil, Virginia Smith, Geraldine Ringer, Ada May Root, and Mildred Conklin

Newspaper article submitted by
Virgina Meachum 4-10-2004

Miss Hartford 1934
Thelma Shafer

Florence Harley - Runner Up

14 Contestants
Marjorie Buckman, Martha Jane Deisch, Natalie Engle, Eleanor Fisher, Florence Harley, Aliene Hawks, Barbara Lee, Sally Lee, Helen Rush, Lois Scherwitz, Rowena Shafer, Thelma Shafer, June Slavin

Held at the State Theatre in Hartford
April 25, 1934

Master of Ceremonies
Scotty Moore, Benton Hartford

Mrs. Ward Estes, Chairman
Miss Hartford 1935
Pearl Cook


Miss Hartford 1936
Miss Hartford 1936 - Harriet Deisch
Harriet Deisch

Sally Lee - Runnerup

12 Contestants
Helen Combes, Vera Taylor, Helen Shafer,
Iris Yeckley, Laure Kime, Eleanor Straw,
Eleanor Shafer, Carolyn Meachum,
Sylvia Garner, Barbara Lee

Contestants listed in
Hartford Day Spring article of 4-15-1936

Photo submitted by
Marcia Gifford Burgstahler 3-18-2009
Miss Hartford 1937
Evelyn May Straw - Miss Hartford 1937
Evelyn May Straw

Mary Walker - Runner-up

11 Contestants
Vera Taylor, Edith McBain, Anne  Rudell, Phyllis Wotowis, Juanita Gearing, Lucille Weston, Inez Stickney, Evelyn Robinson, Sally Lee

Contestants listed in Hartford Day Spring
article of 4-14-1937

Miss Hartford 1938
Miss Hartford 1939
Miss Hartford 1940

No pageant
Miss Hartford 1941
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A Pictorial History of Hartford, Michigan
Emma Thornburg Sefcik,
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Revised: March 20, 2014