The City of Thomasville hosted "A Nose for History" this morning (4/11) to find unmarked graves in local historic and Civil War graveyards using trained dogs.
The city says active preservation is the key to making sure history lives on, and the dogs' keen sense of smell helped them with this mission.
Kha McDonald works for the City of Thomasville and says, "The dogs are very accurate. We've had ground-penetrating radar come out to do just a quick demonstration, and the nice thing about it is the dogs hit in the same areas the GPR did, so it's a really good tool for us."
Any unmarked burial sites the animals discovered were designated with a flag.
The city says they will eventually place discreet markers on these graves.
Eventually all cemetery information will be available in an online database.