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Betsy Kepes share her homemade house in Pierrepont, New York with her husband, Tom VandeWater, and her sons Lee, age 15, and Jay, age 7. She teaches piano to children and adults and performs with the Little River Trio. In the summer, she works for the United States Forest Service in Idaho as a forest fire lookout and contract trail crew. In her spare moments she is an amateur historian, a gardener, a runner and a writer of women's history, poetry and short stories.

Commentary: A Surprising Tale for Women's History Month

When Hillary Clinton was campaigning last year, she made news by visiting all 62 of New York's counties. But she wasn't the first celebrity female politician to stump across New York State. Over 100 years ago, another woman made a heroic effort to visit every county in the state for her cause--without the benefit of modern transportation. Commentator Betsy Kepes had to go 'way back for this story. Betsy Kepes lives in Colton.  Go to full article

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