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    Helen Keller Birthplace - the actual well pump where Helen had her communication breakthrough with Annie Sullivan

  • Michele Spinale

    Water pump at Helen Keller's Home in Tuscumbia, Alabama Water is significant as it was the breakthrough word when Helen 1st realized that everything had a name and understood their names were what were being spelled in her hand.

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Helen Keller's Birth House - Tuscumbia, Alabama

Statue of Helen Keller at her birthplace, Tuscumbia, Alabama. Tuscumbia was the hometown of Helen Keller and is the location of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and is one of Alabama's oldest towns.

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Tuscumbia, AL - Helen Keller Birthplace. Ivy Green is the name for the childhood home of Helen Keller. The house was built in 1820 and is a simple white clapboard house. The actual well pump where Helen Keller first communicated with Anne Sullivan is located here. The property includes the cottage where Keller was born and the house where she spent her early childhood.

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Hellen Keller Home...Ivy Green...Tuscumbia, Alabama

Early Portrait of Helen Keller, Sheffield, Alabama, circa 1888. Visit the Perkins Archives Flicker page: