Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Event

Walt will be at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge on September 13th. At 6 PM he will give a presentation on the refuge management, it’s habitat, wildlife, and hunting history. Following his talk there will be a reception and book signing. This is a great opportunity to learn from Walt’s extensive knowledge of the valley.

More information is available at the refuge web site Canaan Valley NWR or you can contact the Friends of the 500th Book Store.

Book Signing

Saturday, April 12, 2014 —   Walt will be signing books at Barnes & Noble in Morgantown, West Virginia – starting at 1:00 pm.   This store is located at 3000 University Towne Centre Dr., near the West Virginia University campus.  He is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.


Lisa will be joining Walt for 2 book signings in West Virginia.

Saturday, March 1, we will be in Elkins at the Main Line Book Store, 301 Davis Avenue, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

Sunday, March 2, we will be in Morgantown, at Barnes and Noble, 3000 University Towne Centre Dr., near the West Virginia University campus from !:00 pm.

We are looking forward to meeting some of our readers.

Updates Page

We have added an Updates page to the blog that will be used to correct errors in the book and present any new information we come across. The first correction noted is a printing error that omitted a bit of information critical to the story of the show dogs. The last sentence on page 53 was cut off. The full sentence is: 51 English Setters won AKC show championships during the first decade of the century, 41 from straight or predominantly Laverack type show lines.

Anything else we feel is important will be posted, so be sure check for updates.