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Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Seeing Eye

 
 
The Seeing Eye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
1. The Seeing Eye Marker
Inscription.  World famous center for training dogs to lead blind persons. Founded in 1929 by Dorothy Harrison Eustis as first dog guide school an United States. Present headquarters built 1965.
 
Erected by Norris County Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 47.811′ N, 74° 30.723′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Washington Valley Road 0.1 miles west of Mendham Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nutwood (approx. half a mile away); Fosterfields Living Historical Farm (approx. half a mile away); Fosterfields – 1854 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Continental Army Encampment at Morristown (approx. ¾ mile away);
The Seeing Eye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
2. The Seeing Eye Marker
Park of Artillery (approx. ¾ mile away); Horse Head Coppers (approx. one mile away); Morristown Military Memorial (approx. one mile away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Also see . . .  The Seeing Eye website. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Best Friends image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
3. Best Friends
The Seeing Eye gratefully recognizes the children, families and 4-H leaders whose gifts of love and gentle guidance nurture our puppies during their first formative year preparing them for their special destiny as Seeing Eye dogs. 50th Anniversary The Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program / 4-H Project September 26, 1992 (right side of plaque in Braille)
G. William Debetaz image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
4. G. William Debetaz
1906-1987 Born in Switzerland, Mr. Debetaz was a pioneer seeing eye instructor who served the Seeing Eye and its students with generous spirit and exceptional skill for 42 years. (right side of plaque in Braille)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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