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Alamagordo in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Commission for the Blind Orientation Center

 
 
Commission for the Blind Orientation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
1. Commission for the Blind Orientation Center Marker
Inscription.  The Orientation Center teaches persons who are blind or visually impaired the skills to live independently and work competitively. Originally part of the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the “Training Center” opened in 1949 before integrated work became the preferred choice. In the "sheltered shop" graduates made brooms and cane products. NMSBVI transferred the center to the Commission for the Blind in 1968.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
 
Location. 32° 53.659′ N, 105° 57.605′ W. Marker is in Alamagordo, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on North Whitesands Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 North Whitesands Boulevard, Alamogordo NM 88310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (approx. 1.3 miles away); La Luz
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(approx. 5.7 miles away); Dog Canyon (approx. 10.6 miles away); Tularosa (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
<i>Back of</i> Commission for the Blind Orientation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
2. Back of Commission for the Blind Orientation Center Marker
Commission for the Blind Orientation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
3. Commission for the Blind Orientation Center Marker
Commission for the Blind Orientation Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
4. Commission for the Blind Orientation Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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