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In 1927 her Mother was the First Junior Queen

My mother, Dorothy Howell, was the first Junior Queen, crowned at Grant Park back in 1927 when she was 12. Her mother (my grandmother) made both the crown and her dress for the festivities.

From listening to my mother's stories, evidently they went 'door to door' to get votes for the position of Queen! I have both my mother's and grandmother's photo albums that contain pictures from The Oregonian taken of my mother and the court at Grant Park.

My mother grew up in the Hollywood District in a house that still exists right off 45th and Sandy. It was the first house built on that street.

Mother attended Grant high school and went on to the University of Oregon where she graduated with a music major.

~Nancy Shetterly