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Fort Dearborn

a former U.S. fort on the site of Chicago, 1803–37. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Chicago had barely emerged from the Fort Dearborn stage when the first Scandinavians walked its streets.

  • Fort Dearborn, at Chicago, was burned and its garrison was massacred by the Indians.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • Fort Dearborn was rebuilt after the war, but settlers were slow in coming.

    Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
  • In 1812 this vast city was only a frontier post—Fort Dearborn.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • At the mention of Fort Dearborn, Raoul's face had gone expressionless.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • For four years the unburied bones of the Fort Dearborn victims lay where the bodies had fallen.

  • But I was on the trail of the soldiers, and meant to make a business on't, at Fort Dearborn.

    Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
  • I've seen the fall of Fort Dearborn, and I don't want to see the fall of another post this war.

    Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
  • And then she remembered too, what had happened to Helene twenty years ago at Fort Dearborn.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Other points were far more important than Fort Dearborn, but the garrison was ready to fight, nevertheless.

    The Shadow of Victory Myrtle Reed

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