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Western Reserve

a tract of land in NE Ohio reserved by Connecticut (1786) when its rights to other land in the western U.S. were ceded to the federal government; relinquished in 1800. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Connecticut held fast to a large strip of land in northeastern Ohio, which is still known as the Western Reserve.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • He exchanged his former homestead at Blandford for land in the Western Reserve.

    Nature and Culture Harvey Rice
  • The governor then appointed him lieutenant-colonel, and commissioned him to raise a regiment from the Western Reserve.

  • Fate ruled, however, that his career should not be linked with the Western Reserve.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • In 1843, he carried the Western Reserve Chronicle through several townships, and during the entire year did not miss a trip.

    The Seventh Regiment George L. Wood
  • A real joke was sprung by a student at the Western Reserve University last week.

    The Bradys After a Chinese Princess Francis Worcester Doughty
  • But on the Western Reserve, the cosmopolitan character of the inhabitants is at once lost.

  • But they are less than half the length of the ones formerly used on the Western Reserve.

  • I knew practically nothing, until then, of the Western Reserve, and even less of hunt clubs.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street
  • Western Reserve University, founded in 1826, is especially noted for its law and medical schools.

    Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth

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