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Photo of the Week, 97: Betsy Lee's Morning "Airing," January 1947

Betsy Lee's Morning

In the 1940s Margaret Brechbeller and her fox terrier Betsy Lee were a frequent sight in the residential neighborhood just west of downtown Bloomington. Four times a day Brechbeller would take Betsy Lee for an "airing" around the block surrounding their 610 West Washington Street residence.

This photograph shows a 72-year-old Brechbeller and little Betsy Lee on one such a walk in early 1947. Betsy Lee was said to lap up a dish of prune juice every morning and have a "wild fear" of cats.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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