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Noun1.1850s - the decade from 1850 to 18591850s - the decade from 1850 to 1859  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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The Frisco Kid" -- This cult comedy favorite set in the 1850s Wild West stars Harrison Ford as a bank robber and Gene Wilder as a naive Polish rabbi.
Research took Mike to Utah and Argentina before he discovered the outlaw's mother Ann Sinclair Gillies left Tyneside in the 1850s.
Speaker Gillian Andrews will share research beginning with the Warwick theatre from 1792 to the 1850s, Leamington theatres from 1813 to 1930 and Stratford theatres from 1879 in her talk They Had Their Exits and Their Entrances.
Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter and The House Of The Seven Gables, who was the American consul in Liverpool in the 1850s, died in New Hampshire in 1864.
The oceans have been rising since the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago, and the rate of rise on the East Coast has been fairly steady since the 1850s.
After residing in various areas, the family settled in the Westgate area of Newcastle around the 1850s and 1860s.
A stage in Honley has been transformed into 1850s New York this week.
The mid 1850s was the company's heyday when it employed more than 1,000 people.
The group also wants to hear from anyone with information on the local workhouse (Springfield) from the 1850s.
The 1850s and 1860s are arguably the least researched decades in the history of modern Germany.
The same is true for William Wells Brown, which has the valuable effect of showing just how prevalent Brown's "literary presence"--to use Bruce's term--was in American, English, and African American letters in the 1840s and 1850s.
HERMAN MELVILLE'S great story ``Bartleby the Scrivener,'' with its themes of workplace alienation, frustrated good intentions and the price of self-assertion, should translate fluidly enough from the 1850s to our modern world of soul-deadening office droning.