Died: March 24, 1945
Walter James Weir was a World War I veteran (N.Y. Sgt. 311 Inf. 78 Div.), and a Saranac Lake mounted policeman and stuntman in silent films shot here. He served as Chief of Police in 1916. He led many Winter Carnival Parades off with his dogsled. Walter Weir is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 29, 1955
Sleigh-rides with Walter Weir's four horse team, and a straw-filled; sled took people to Winter picnics, accompanied by Ed LaBounty, his Russian sleigh, and Jingle-bell laugh.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 11, 1969
Movie-Making Here with Caribou Bill
Walter Weir, who was a versatile performer and a great horseman, usually took bonebreaking chances in place of the star and also tutored the various actors on how to shoot properly from the saddle and the art of falling from a running horse with an arrow sticking in your chest.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 23, 1991
One dark and rainy night a wet, cold, and disconsolate doughboy was lamenting his predicament when he found himself trapped under fire in a muddy shell hole at the front. Suddenly, from another shell hole nearby, he recognized a familiar voice cursing his fate in a similar situation. Calling out across the darkness he yelled, "Hey is that you Dougal?" A reply came right back "I'll be d—ned is that you Walt?" Thus did two old buddies meet when Clint McDougal and Walter Weir made contact on a foreign battlefield far from home under most extraordinary conditions. Clint was a guide at Knollwood Club and Walt was a Saranac Lake policeman but apparently the two wound up in different companies while in France.