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GSCA National Specialty 2001

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Hosted by the Brandywine Gordon Setter Club

Every year, we as Gordon Setter exhibitors, await the yearly party showcasing our beloved Black and Tan Setters.  On September 11, 2001 the tragedies of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon seriously changed  and affected our lives.

All of us had many questions:  Would we still be able to have the National?  Would airlines allow the dogs to be shipped from various parts of the country?  Would our friends from outside the United States be able to get to the National?  What about our judge, Robyn Wallis?  Would she be able to get to the U.S?  We all found out later that Robyn and her traveling companion, Esther Joseph, were actually in New York City on September 11, 2001.  We are thankful, that despite their harrowing experience, they were both okay.  

True to form, the American resolve was strong.  Patriotism reigned supreme and from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, this was evident.  What follows is my photo essay of the 2001 Gordon Setter Club of America National Specialty.  We had a truly wonderful time and thank the Brandywine Gordon Setter Club for hosting the show.  While the circumstances of September 11, 2001 will be indelibly etched in our minds forever, we will also always remember the 2001 GSCA National Specialty.

Please feel free to use my photos, although I ask that you give credit to the photographer(s) when reproducing these photographs.  Thank you!!  Enjoy the tour!!


This page was last updated on: Monday, February 11, 2002 .

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