One year later and 10 blocks away, my mother came into the world, the granddaughter of those pioneers who had roamed the prairie.
Reform brought very different supporters to the table: not just prairie voters, but blue-collar workers, immigrants and others.
Or ask me if I'm interested in my fellow Americans, who all suggest a prairie to me.
Spring is planting season, and the prairie, unlike the days of the pioneers, becomes a monochrome green.
There, abandoned “ghost towns” populate the prairie fields and deserts, serving as a reminder of a not-so-distant past.
The other two fellows were to drive all the horses back over the prairie.
The prairie was covered with cinders, and the grass was burnt and withered.
We passed a small settlement called the English prairie—for the prairies were now occasionally mixed up with the mountain scenery.
Let us set off from a farm in the Western States, on the border of the prairie.
This was done on the prairie Hill, to which the Mandans also resort in similar cases.
tract of level or undulating grassland in North America, by 1773, from French prairie "meadow, grassland," from Old French praerie "meadow, pastureland" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *prataria, from Latin pratum "meadow," originally "a hollow." The word existed in Middle English as prayere, but was lost and reborrowed to describe the American plains. Prairie dog is attested from 1774; prairie schooner "immigrant's wagon" is from 1841. Illinois has been the Prairie State since at least 1861. In Latin, Neptunia prata was poetic for "the sea."