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Betty Showman

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Title

Betty Showman

Subject

Showman, Betty
Conicville (Va)

Description

If you had attended a community event in the 70s, or 80s you might have found Betty Showman there, dressed as the popular TV character Minnie Pearl.

A resident of Conicville, Betty began performing as Minnie in 1963. She took her act to various firehalls, church groups, nursing homes, community clubs, and other charitable groups

Besides performing, Betty helped her husband Bill operate their dairy farm which was founded in 1955. Her duties included sanitizing the dairy at 4:45AM and cleaning the barn after milking was complete. She also taught Sunday School at the Conicville United Church of Christ, was an expert seamstress, 4-H leader and active member of the Conicville Volunteer Fire Department’s auxiliary.

Source

Shenandoah Valley Herald Bound Copy Collection

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1979

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Photograph

Citation

“Betty Showman,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 21, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11512.

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