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Fort Dearborn

noun
1.
a former U.S. fort on the site of Chicago, 1803–37.
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  • The scars reminded him every day of Fort Dearborn, August 1812.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • At the mention of Fort Dearborn, Raoul's face had gone expressionless.

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

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • In 1812, Fort Dearborn was the scene of a bloody Indian massacre.

  • In 1812 this vast city was only a frontier post—Fort Dearborn.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • 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
  • He has taken to the lake on his way to Fort Dearborn, and has, with all his craft and resolution, fallen into enemies' hands.

    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
  • 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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