Georgia Magazine - January 2013 - (Page 16)

Bird T Waynesboro has hosted prestigious dog trials for more than a century here are more than 130 in all. A handful of the headstones are etched with the names of sturdy horses and dear family pets. But most of the half-century-old grave markers bear the names of bird dogs. Nearly all are English pointers, who spent their lives finding quail among the pines and brush of Burke County. Beneath registered names are their life spans and a few words that sum up their time on the hunt. Berol’s Lucky Lulu was “a great, obedient field trialer but unlucky,” and Berol’s Druidaig Bess was “a great mother, a great hunter and the greatest pal.” The headstones are arranged in neat rows beneath the canopy of a stately live oak, its branches dripping with Spanish moss. An iron gate breaks up a brick wall along the front, marking the entry to this final resting place at Di-Lane Plantation, near Waynesboro. Anywhere else, such a special cemetery for dogs might seem peculiar. But this is the Bird Dog Capital of the World. of the World Dog Capital BY ANNE MARIE KYZER Volunteer Nell Mobley studies gravestones in the special cemetery created by Henry Berol, who laid to rest more than 100 of his bird dogs there when they died. Berol established Di-Lane Plantation, near Waynesboro, in the 1950s. Two pointers rest between braces at the Georgia Field Trials. ANNE MARIE KYZER 16 More online at GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - January 2013

Georgia Magazine - January 2013
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards
Bird Dog Capital of the World
'A whole new stratosphere’
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - January 2013