Miss Southern Belle dies at 82

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Miss Southern Belle dies at 82

Postby jhdeasy » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:25 am

A news item from the Kansas City Southern website:

On April 22, Margaret Landry Moore, formerly of Baton Rouge, La. and Houston, TX died in Amarillo, TX. In an effort to publicize the new Southern Belle train offering passenger service between Kansas City, Mo. and New Orleans, La., contests were held at stations throughout the system to find a Miss Southern Belle. Margaret Landry was the local winner in Baton Rouge, La. and went on to win the final contest held in New Orleans on August 24, 1940. The Southern Belle was inaugurated on September 2, 1940. Its final run was made on November 2, 1969.

Margaret Landry was later chosen by Tissue Knit to be their National Sweater Girl and appeared in Look magazine, which led to a contract with RKO Pictures in Hollywood, Calif., where she appeared in several films. In spite of this notoriety, Moore considered her four children her greatest achievements. Moore was laid to rest on April 25 at Roselawn Memorial Park.
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Postby AmtrakFan » Mon May 02, 2005 4:10 pm

Sad to see her go.

Postby CNW_4404_Lover » Sun May 08, 2005 1:40 am

AmtrakFan wrote:Sad to see her go.

Did you even know who she was?

Postby AmtrakFan » Sun May 08, 2005 9:31 am

CNW_4404_Lover wrote:
AmtrakFan wrote:Sad to see her go.

Did you even know who she was?


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