28 Dec 1924 – Mineralava Tour Stop Chicago Contest Winner Escapes Paupers Grave

On 27 Dec 1924, Angelita Cuccinello recently picked by Rudolph Valentino from among 10,000 contestants as Chicago’s Prettiest Girl was killed by a skidding truck. Her body laid unclaimed in the morgue for three days. She was saved from burial in Potters Field last night when Mrs. McGarity, blind wife of a lake captain paid a debit of gratitude by providing a fine coffin.

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