frontier settlement


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frontier settlement - a settlement on the frontier of civilization
colony, settlement - a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris"
References in classic literature ?
What a life the old woman had led since she went away from the frontier settlement and what a strong, capable little old thing she was
In one, Aleksander Pluskowski and colleagues tell of geomagnetic survey and excavation at the small medieval frontier settlement of Biala Gora in Poland.
Yanik (winner of the Michigan Historical Society's State History Award) examines Hull's surrender and his claim that the choice was made on humanitarian grounds, starting with a snapshot of the causes of the War of 1812 as well as daily life in the frontier settlement of Detroit.
Total defeat in 1918 and the loss of territory under the Treaty of Versailles only intensified German discourses; some now sought ways to regain their "lost lands," while others continued to fashion utopian plans of frontier settlement.
Dick begins by examining various aspects of frontier settlement and development in southern Saskatchewan.
Alistair Baranowski, 54, built the frontier settlement - complete with saloon, town hall, bank, marshalls' office, jail, cemetery and small corral - in his own back garden.
1) Micheaux's depiction of this storm, which transforms the plains into "one endless, unbroken sheet of white frost and ice," is both a realistic winter landscape description and an allegorical representation of Baptiste's social situation--a black individual who has left behind African American communities in the East to seek economic opportunity in a predominately white western frontier settlement (38).
He managed to envision a backwoods, difficult-to-reach frontier settlement as a resort destination for wealthy snowbirds.
Winterbottom and co had decided to build a frontier settlement from scratch high up on a snowy mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
Ketchikan, a former frontier settlement, is carved into a hillside, hemmed by thick pine forest and islands.
Over the course of 150 years, Beaufort County evolved from a frontier settlement to one of the wealthiest slave-holding districts in the American South.
Economies of scale, learning effects, and convergences of expectations - many within the spatial contexts of city building and frontier settlement - seem to have been especially important in making the aggregate supply "path-dependent.