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Elizabeth (Betsy) Vergin (Mitchell), interviewed by Rebecca Mavencamp, July 8th 2013
Betsy Mitchell was born at Buffalo Hospital in 1931 to Sydney and Laura Mitchell and lived in the Rockford-Greenfield area most of her life. Betsy grew up on her family’s farm resort on Lake Sarah and worked as a Popcorn Girl at the Lake Sarah Pavilion. She married Lloyd Vergin and farmed for eight years in Loretto. The couple had 10 children.
Information on rural life and entertainment, particularly the Lake Sarah Pavilion and local gathering places; stories pertaining to growing up on the lake and helping with the operation of the dance hall; riding bikes to school; swimming and fishing.
Listen to the full interview on audio file, or read the interview transcription:
Interview - Betsy Vergin / Rebecca Mavencamp
The Mitchell family settled in Greenwood in 1913, read "The history of the Mitchells" by Betsy's father, Sidney William Mitchell (1899 - 1980):
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