frontier settlement


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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"
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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!
Former lawman Rance Toller and his lover Angie Sutter foil a stagecoach robbery just outside the frontier settlement of Tombstone, Arizona, and in the process capture the notorious gunfighter Johnny Ringo.
As Charlie and Eli gallop toward gold-rushing California (the movie was shot in Spain and Romania), the story begins to regularly switch over to John and Hermann, who meet in a frontier settlement. John, a gentleman graced with one of Gyllenhaal's mysterious accents, has been tracking Hermann but not nearly stealthily enough.
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.
This historical novel begins with twelve-year-old Sarah Allan living with her family in a Puritan frontier settlement along the Mohawk River.
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'.
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.
While the frontier settlement (or invasion?) should be studied with specific local references, and a place definitely exists for local histories, specialisations can duly follow.

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