Definition: a state in the midwestern region of the United States.
[Video signed by Theo Foster, 2018.]
Use fingerspelling. [Video contributed by ? via Melissa Zaebst Eichler, 2018.]
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Did you know that?
Did you know that? Charles "Chuck" V. Williams, who fought for rights and access for the Black Deaf community, became Ohio's first deaf juror in 1987. Ref
Did you know that? Deaf American Edward Caledon Bruce (1825-1900) was one of the Shenandoah Valley's most talented native painters.
Gallaudet Station: The Town That Never Happened inscription marker can be found near Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It's at the intersection of South Franklin Road and Mutual Lane. The post station was named after Gallaudet in Indiana, but the town never developed. Ref
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