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Deaf History That: Transportation

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Oh, hello! I just arrived here by train. Deaf people used this form of transportation to travel to different towns to visit other deaf people. There are also other forms of transportation that deaf people used, such as riding on horseback, as well as the horse and buggy. These different forms of transportation helped schools for the deaf to flourish. Students lived in various parts of the state and used carriages, horseback riding, and the train to get to school. When deaf people wanted to communicate with one other, they would write letters through the post office and send telegrams. The deaf papers would receive information this way and print, so deaf people nearby could read news from other places. So using these different forms of transportation has helped deaf people stay in touch with other deaf people across the nation. Good day. Accessibility provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Historically, the deaf community used various forms of transportation. Some traveled by train, while other rode horses or traveled by carriage. These different forms of transportation helped schools for the deaf flourish. Students lived in various parts of the state and used carriages, horses, and trains to get to school. The various transportation methods also increased communication between members of the deaf community located in different areas. Part of the “Deaf History That” series.

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