Here she comes, Miss Minnesota, circa 1944

  • by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 21, 2014 - 5:41 PM

There was no crown when Patricia Cummings was crowned Miss Minnesota at the Excelsior Amusement Park in 1944. World War II raged, so whatever medal would have gone into tiaras was apparently needed to help the war effort.

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