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Bertie the Money Dog.

Bertie the Money Dog

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Sevierville, Tennessee

In the early 1900s Sevierville was a country town with a doctor named Zachary David Massey. He had an English Setter bird dog, Bertie. On weekdays he would place his cash income from doctorin' in a pouch and give it to Bertie, who would dutifully carry it in his mouth to the local bank. The bank would deposit the money and put a receipt in the pouch, which Bertie would then carry back to the doctor.

Sevierville commissioned local artist Mary Ruden to sculpt Bertie, pouch in mouth, out of brass and set him on a rock at the spot formerly occupied by the doctor's downtown office. The statue was unveiled on September 7, 2022.

Bertie the Money Dog

Address:
134 Court Ave., Sevierville, TN
Directions:
Downtown, on the east side of Court Ave., just south of Main St. and one block east of US-441, across the street from the courthouse and Dolly Parton statue.
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