Since 1842 / Since 1858

Since 1842 / Since 1858 (HM1YYE)

Location: Louisville, KY 40206 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.372', W 85° 42.865'

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—The Kentucky School for the Blind —

Since 1842

The Kentucky School for the Blind, third such state supported school in US. Dr. Samuel G. Howe of Boston, pioneer educator of blind, invited to Kentucky to give public demonstration with his own pupils. Displayed before Ky. Legislature and in Louisville demonstrating they could be trained for useful life, "free from crushing weight of dependence, ever their lot."
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Since 1858

American Printing House for the Blind, oldest non-profit agency for blind in US and largest publishing house for blind in world. Since 1879, the official school-book printery for all such students in US. The only institution devoted solely to publishing literature and developing and manufacturing manual aids for them.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1970
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 612479 N 4235022
Decimal Degrees38.25620000, -85.71441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.372', W 85° 42.865'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 22.32" N, 85° 42' 51.9" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1839-1863 US-60, Louisville KY 40206, US
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