Monday, August 24, 2009


The New Mexico school for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an oasis as you drive through Alamogordo. It was founded in 1903 on granted land. Elizabeth Garrett, the blind daughter of Sherriff Pat Garrett was the teacher. Helen Keller supported the expansion of the school. Elizabeth Garrett penned our state song-"Oh Fair New Mexico".
There are some gorgeous old buildings on the property along with beautiful landscaping.

There are lots of amenities for the students and is self-contained in the fact that the students live on campus during the year.

Many of the older buildings are registered and this is one of our cultural markers sporting the zia sun symbol.

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