Orin Benson, a nationally acclaimed dog trainer I've never heard of, and I grew up about a 100 miles away
Orin Benson was a pioneer trainer of hunting and field trial retrievers. After working at the famous Boalt Kennels in River Hills, Wisconsin, he opened his own training facility in Eagle, Wisconsin. There he drew clients from coast to coast.
Over the years he befriended a wide range of customers including politicians and movie stars. Some of the notable ones were: Roy Rogers, Gabby Hayes, Gene Autrey, Clayton Moore, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Andy Devine and Prince Phillip of England.