Author signing Sunday for Wellington County

The author of Wellington County, Fred Dahms, who is also a photographer and geographer , will sign copies of his book at the Elora General Store on Mill Street on Sunday from 1:30 to 4pm.

Dahms examines how an ancient legacy of water and stone has shaped the county’s many communities, where and how they were built, their archi­tecture and their degree of economic success.

The county’s remarkable landforms and waterways in­clude popular destinations such as Rockwood’s caves and pot­holes, the Elora Gorge, North America’s largest kettle lake at Puslinch, the Grand River Valley, Luther Marsh, and more; while its cities, towns and villages boast thousands of charming 19th-century lime­stone homes and public build­ings, as well as many historic mills.

Dahms is Professor Emeri­tus, founding member and form­er chairman of the department of Geography at the University of Guelph.  He has also been chairman of Guelph’s planning advisory committee, and taught high school in Erin from 1957 to 1960 and moved to Guelph to join the University in 1966.