Remembering Folly’s Past Beauty Queens

Pageants and beauty contests were a regular part of social life on Folly Beach in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Pamelia Jowers, Sis Inabinett, and Maebelle Barnett pose here in their finest evening gowns at the GA’s Banquet. (Courtesy of Maebelle Barnett Bazelle.)

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