Program on Chinook dogs at Ashland School

ASHLAND — Bob Cottrell will present "Harnessing History: On The Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, The Chinook" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, in the Ashland School Cafeteria.

The Chinook breed of sled dogs is descended from one dog named Chinook, owned by famous dog sledder Arthur Walden of Tamworth. The program will look at dog sledding in New Hampshire and the major role the Chinook played in its development. It. will include the history of Walden, the original Chinook and his descendants. Cottrell will bring his own Chinook dog and sled to the talk.

The Ashland School is located at 16 Education Drive, off School Street, in Ashland village. The cafeteria is found in the rear wing at the end of the main parking lot. This free talk is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library, who will serve refreshments.