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Celebrating 140 Years

The Colorado School for The Deaf and The Blind was started in 1874 by Jonathan Kennedy, who had three children that were deaf. Originally, the school was called Colorado Institute for the Education of Mutes. In 1883, students with vision loss were admitted and in 1893, the school was given its current name.

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Phoenix Garcia, a student with vision loss, uses his hands and face to feel the balloon before he turns it loose during a celebratory balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Students, staff, and alumnae from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind celebrated 140 years of existence with a balloon launch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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