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Sled dog training in Georgetown, 1947

Posted on January 3, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
Billy Thomason of Georgetown drove a wheeled training wagon he used in exercising his sled dogs in January 1947. Thomason, 28, a former Army sergeant in World War II, spent 40 months as a dog trainer in the K-9 Corps and when he was discharged he was able to bring six dogs home with him to Georgetown.  Two of the dogs, including lead dog Tuffy, a white Siberian Husky and Traveler, a white Eskimo dog, helped evacuate soldiers from the area of the Belgian Bulge. The building in the background was the Garth HIgh School in Georgetown. Published in the Lexington Herald January 3, 1947. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Billy Thomason of Georgetown rode a wheeled training wagon exercise his sled dogs in January 1947. Thomason, 28, who was an Army sergeant in World War II, spent 40 months as a dog trainer in the Army’s K-9 Corps, and when he was discharged, he was able to bring six dogs home with him. Two of the dogs, including lead dog Tuffy, a white Siberian husky, and Traveler, a white Eskimo, helped evacuate soldiers from the area of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. The building in the background was Garth High School in Georgetown. Published in the Lexington Herald on Jan. 3, 1947. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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