Well, I started subscribing to the field in, I think, 1959, so I was there, in spirit at least.
I graduated from law school on 1962 and reading one of the outdoor mags (Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream etc., I read about the American Field and decided to subscribe. It was a wise decision on my part (IMHO) even though it has cost me thousands upon thousands of dollars in the interim. (I got Countercherge and Counterdrive for $500.00 each in the mid '60s when Gene Uhlman was turning pro. But I had to pay $4000 bucks for Foxfire's Rhea in the '70s.) Not to mention thousands in training bills and for misc. puppies and young dog! :-) I posted earlier about Setters but since I quit them, I have started up with AKC English Cockers and they're even more expensive than bird dogs! But getting a champion is easier, so what the hell.... Harry