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1951 Cherry Blossom Ball

1951 Cherry Blossom Ball

The Cherry Blossom Queen of 1951 was Maldi Tarris of Wyoming shown here standing next to the Wheel of Fortune that landed on her state. Since 1948, the queen has been chosen from among the state princesses by this random process. Every year since 1973, the queen has been invited to visit Japan by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association.

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