Nashville – The Seeing Eye

Nashville is where The Seeing Eye guide dog organisation started from in January 1929, the first in the United States. Dorothy Harrison Eustis was a Swiss resident, although had been born in America, who had bred German shepherd dogs for police use and it was discovered that they could help the German war veterans who had lose eyesight during the First World War. In 1927, The Saturday Evening Post wrote an article about her work, which led Nashville resident Morris Frank to write to her and between them they were able to establish The Seeing Eye.