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Co-founder Lois Merrihew
Co-founder Lois Merrihew

Lois Merrihew training a dog while wearing a blindfold.
Lois Merrihew training a dog while wearing a blindfold.

Lois Merrihew
Lois Merrihew

Lois Merrihew in the school's wood-paneled station wagon.
Lois Merrihew in the school's wood-paneled station wagon.

Co-founder Don Donaldson
Co-founder Don Donaldson

Don Donaldson's family
Don Donaldson's family

Don Donaldson
Don Donaldson

Don Donaldson checking on a dog in a kennel.
Don Donaldson checking on a dog in a kennel.

Don Donaldson greets the dogs he is training.
Don Donaldson greets the dogs he is training.

Don Donaldson teaching a student to work with "Juno."
Don Donaldson teaching a student to work with "Juno."

Don Donaldson and Lois Merrihew training dogs.
Don Donaldson and Lois Merrihew training dogs.

Don Donaldson and Lois Merrihew train a Guide Dog candidate.
Don Donaldson and Lois Merrihew train a Guide Dog candidate.

Don Donaldson and Lois Merrihew train a Guide Dog candidate.
Don Donaldson and Lois Merrihew train a Guide Dog candidate.

Tilted Acres, the location of Guide Dogs' original school.
Tilted Acres, the location of Guide Dogs' original school.

Don Donaldson and the first two graduates of Class #1.
Don Donaldson and the first two graduates of Class #1.

Don relaxing with Margorie Cosgrove and Lemoyne Cox of Class #1.
Don relaxing with Margorie Cosgrove and Lemoyne Cox of Class #1.

Sgt. Leonard Foulk, first serviceman to graduate, with Blondie.
Sgt. Leonard Foulk, first serviceman to graduate, with Blondie.

Sgt. Leonard Foulk and "Blondie" receiving a medal.
Sgt. Leonard Foulk and "Blondie" receiving a medal.

Sgt. Foulk receiving the Purple Heart.
Sgt. Foulk receiving the Purple Heart.

Sgt. Foulk and "Blondie"
Sgt. Foulk and "Blondie"

Lois Merrihew presenting a man with his new Guide Dog partner.
Lois Merrihew presenting a man with his new Guide Dog partner.

Guide Dogs truck making the move from Los Gatos to San Rafael
Guide Dogs truck making the move from Los Gatos to San Rafael

The groundbreaking at the San Rafael campus.
The groundbreaking at the San Rafael campus.

Original entrance sign at the San Rafael campus.
Original entrance sign at the San Rafael campus.

Class bus, affectionately known as "Big Bertha."
Class bus, affectionately known as "Big Bertha."

Early days of training, when all kinds of breeds were used.
Early days of training, when all kinds of breeds were used.


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