Betsy Doyle marker unveiled in Youngstownby jmaloni
A historic marker honoring Betsy Doyle was unveiled in Falkner Park before a crowd of hearty onlookers on a raw Saturday morning, March 22, in Youngstown.
Jodee Riordan portrayed Betsy Doyle as Niagara County Historian Kate Emerson related a brief history of Doyle's life to the crowd before some words from Niagara County Clerk Wayne Jagow and Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross. Jan Johnpier helped "Betsy Doyle" unveil the marker.
Following a musket volley from War of 1812 soldiers from Old Fort Niagara, visitors retired to a reception in the Ontario House.
In the photos: Ross addresses the crowd. Joining him are Kate Emerson, Will Emerson, Riordan as Doyle and Tjodrik Iamesson; a toast to Doyle; the "Rusty Bayonet," a new drink made in Doyle's honor; the marker; and dignitaries with the marker. (photos by Wayne Peters)