Strawberries grow thick along the dusty roads of Plant City, Fla., about an hour outside Tampa. Little bursts of tender fruit grow row after row under the Florida sunshine.
But these succulent ruby red berries aren't the only bounty produced here. Year after year, a local festival produces a bumper crop of pageant royalty.
They're less role models than living monuments to a fading slice of Americana.
While the passing decades have transformed Florida from farms to resort towns choked with...Full Story