frontier settlement

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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"
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In every frontier settlement there are men who have come there to escape restraint.
Louis, then a frontier settlement on the Mississippi, where the chief branch of his business had consisted in furnishing Indian traders with goods and equipments.
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
Game meat, and particularly that from rabbits, hares, squirrels, raccoons and beavers, got many a family through lean times from the time of frontier settlement to the Depression.
The rough-hewn former wagoner Dan Morgan, Scott Philyaw explains, was a logical choice to command the occupation of Pittsburgh, then a frontier settlement, after the Whiskey Rebellion.
The introduction and conclusion liberally canvass the secondary literature on frontier settlement with references to other Western Canadian rural local histories, and Lehr infuses his analysis in broader themes, especially colonialism.
From Livingstone--a frontier settlement also known as Dead Rock" or The Old Drift'--he served as shopkeeper, photographer and local chemist for around 1,500 'drifters'.
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.
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.
For not only was his rough and ready frontier settlement Bytown--subsequently renamed Ottawa--in 1857 designated the new capital of British North America by Queen Victoria, his greatest achievement, the Rideau Canal, has now been granted UNESCO World Heritage status as North America's oldest functioning canal system.
The war brought a halt to frontier settlement, resulting in the depopulation of several frontier townships as property was destroyed and thousands of colonists were either killed or captured.