EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Sweet Betsy was left with the dog

Katie, the special dog belonging to Marsha Aufenkamp.

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Katie, the special dog belonging to Marsha Aufenkamp.



Out of the group of songs that sprang from what is called the great migration of the mid-19th century was one called, “Sweet Betsy from Pike.”

One stanza detailed Sweet Betsy’s livestock:

With two yoke of oxen, an old spotted hog, a tall shanghai rooster, and an old yeller dog...

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