SKAMOKAWA, Wash. - The Friends of Skamokawa Foundation holds a reception honoring the revision of Jack Edwards' book, "How Old Is that Label? A Guide for Dating Salmon Labels," from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at Redmen Hall, 1394 W. State Route 4.
"This book is a lasting tribute to Jack's curiosity and enthusiasm," wrote Matt Winters, editor of the Chinook Observer, in the book's introduction. "Originally written in the early 1990s, this revised edition not only gives useful guidelines for anyone interested in dating the Northwest's old salmon labels, but also serves as an interesting short survey of salmon fishing and canning history," Winters wrote. Edwards died in 2002.
Winters collaborated with Elaine Edwards and Irene Martin to revise the guide, which includes 30 pages of colored label reproductions. It's available through the Redmen Hall bookstore for $29.95.
The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.