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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
celebrates 145 years

Colorado was still a territory when “The Colorado Institute for the Education of Mutes” was founded by Jonathan R. Kennedy in 1874. With an appropriation of $5000 from the Territorial Legislature, Kennedy opened the school on April 8, 1874. It began with an enrollment of seven students; three of whom were his own. In 1893, the school was  renamed the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Today, CSDB serves more than 700 students on campus and statewide.

Fox21 News CSDB Celebrates 145th Birthday

CSDB Through the Years is a new video series featuring the history of CSDB. The first video extends from 1874 to 1920.  The second video will be ready to view soon and covers 1921-1970. The third video is in the beginning stages of production.

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