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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Dog Digs Up Pioneer Family

From the Kansas City (Mo.) Star:

FAMILY UNEARTHS JACKSON COUNTY HISTORY

Dog finds markers for pioneers’ graves


Tim and Janet Morgan’s upgraded Raytown home has several amenities:

A poured concrete patio.

A kitchen-dining room addition.

A 19th century pioneer graveyard.

That’s right. Last November, after Maddie, the Morgans’ golden retriever/Labrador mix, chased a chipmunk down a hole and wouldn’t quit digging, they discovered their suburban back yard included the graves of Archibald and Sally Rice, two of Jackson County’s earliest pioneers, and four daughters.

“I was trying to play with Maddie, and I noticed this white piece of stone,” Tim said. “Then some letters started to appear. That was interesting.”

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