Radar used to help locate graves in Central Texas cemetery

Staff Writer

WACO, Texas (AP) — Near the peaceful banks of the Middle Bosque River, Daniel Kieninger recently put radar to use to hunt for graves in a cemetery that dates back to just after the Civil War.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports over two days, Kieninger and fellow cartographer Tosh Murchison walked more than 4 miles inside the 1.5-acre Evergreen Cemetery, 6 miles west of Lake Waco. Pushing a three-wheeled contraption that looked like a jogging stroller, they employed ground-penetrating radar in a foot-by-foot search for at least 48 unmarked graves believed to lie underfoot.
The pair, employees of Dallas-based Texas Cemetery Restoration, were summoned as a precautionary measure to prevent new graves from disturbing old ones in the still-active cemetery. Such a disturbance occurred during an attempt to bury a woman in 2005, said John Kamenec, an area history buff and member of the Evergreen Cemetery Association...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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