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10. Canal Park Committee Collection

The town of South Hadley was settled in 1727 near the Great Falls, a 53-foot drop in the Connecticut River. The South Hadley Canal was completed in 1795 and allowed boats to bypass the falls and transport goods to Western Massachusetts. It was the first commercially navigable canal in the United... more

19. Carmela Otero

Carmela Otero of Newark, New Jersey was a student in the Deaf-Blind Program at Perkins in the 1930s. Carmela arrived at Perkins at age six and developed a vocabulary of 402 words in two years time. She became a proficient user of the Tadoma method, and also used her voice and speech to... more