boom town


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boom town

(ˈbuːmˌtaʊn)
n
(Human Geography) a town that is enjoying sudden prosperity or has grown rapidly

boom′ town`

or boom′town`,



n.
a town that has grown very rapidly as a result of sudden prosperity.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.boom town - a town enjoying sudden prosperityboom town - a town enjoying sudden prosperity  
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
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boom town

ncittà f inv in rapidissima espansione
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Nigerian Tribune gathered that the Ureje area, along the federal polytechnic road and other adjoining communities like Boom Town, Eminrin and Ijelu village, fondly called 'Aba Oyinbo' by commuters were all affected by the flood.
It was an industrial boom town during the 19th century, and was an early railway centre - producing a locomotive as early as 1805 with a passenger service running from 1839.
The silting of the port, followed by the rise of rail transport, saw this boom town fall into decline.
Boom Town is a celebration of what author Sam Anderson calls "one of the great weirdo cities of the world." Drawn from Anderson's time covering the city's professional basketball team--which leapt from nonexistent to a title contender in just a few years--the collection of essays darts between locker room drama, the city's odd history, and his Gonzo-esque explorations of its eclectic modern culture.
"Boom Town is a dazzling urban history, which is precisely what it sets out to be.
Camp Pike was its own literal boom town with the crack of bolt-action rifle fire, the rat-a-tat-tat staccato of machine guns sending bullets down range, the blast of grenades, all crowned by the rumble of artillery rounds sent tearing through the sky to earth-shattering impact.
Sam Anderson's Boom Town, a sprawling narrative of the city's 130-year-old history, sold better than local bookstore owners had expected.
Port Talbot was a boom town, a situation far different from what it is now.
After the peak in rig activity, those who stay in these boom town have about $200 more in past due balances.
Later, he meets Sheila, 71, who spent two years living in the back of her pick up truck in the oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota.
Then he heads to an oil boom town in the Badlands of North Dakota before visiting the land of cowboys and ranching families in Montana.
Using evocative and surprising images from Gateshead Council 's huge Local Studies archive, the exhibition explores some of the unusual -- and now vanished - trades that helped to make Gateshead a Victorian boom town