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The Blind History Lady Presents' Gussie Mast and Her Siblings

22 pages19 minutes


A story of Gussie Mast and her other disabled siblings go through the changes in the education of the blind and indeed, the education and employment options for the disabled in the state of California from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's. Although each child in the family presented with the same background, education and support services, little that they were at that time, found very different paths.

Gussie was the youngest, cute and musical. This brought her the attention of the media. Yet, the other Mast siblings had many challenges and yet became self-supporting contributors to their community.

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