History Spotlight: Guy Emerson and Old Besty

Posed beside Fort Stephenson's famous cannon is Guy Emerson, Fremont's own famous marksman. Emerson (1876-1931) lived in Fremont all his life, but was not remembered in his hometown until a recent book by Jim Weaver chronicled his life and accomplishments. This photo was taken beside Old Betsy in 1914, just a few years after he won back-to-back world championships in 1910 and 1911. He also would win another world title in 1922. His many medals and more information about him will be on display at the Sandusky County Historical Society when it reopens in the spring. (Submitted by Larry Michaels and Krista Michaels)
Posed beside Fort Stephenson's famous cannon is Guy Emerson, Fremont's own famous marksman. Emerson (1876-1931) lived in Fremont all his life, but was not remembered in his hometown until a recent book by Jim Weaver chronicled his life and accomplishments. This photo was taken beside Old Betsy in 1914, just a few years after he won back-to-back world championships in 1910 and 1911. He also would win another world title in 1922. His many medals and more information about him will be on display at the Sandusky County Historical Society when it reopens in the spring. (Submitted by Larry Michaels and Krista Michaels)

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