post-independence, Shamir found a place back in the shadows as a Mossad agent.
1630s; see independent + -ence. Earlier in same sense was independency (1610s). U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791. An Old English word for it was selfdom, with dom "law."
City in western Missouri.
Note: Beginning of the Santa Fe Trail, used by settlers moving west.