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Far West

  1. the area of the U.S. west of the Great Plains.
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Related formsFar Western, adjective
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Historical Examples of far west

  • Will you incorporate yourselves with the Creek nation in the Far-West?

    Diary in America, Series Two

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

  • Two years elapsed ere he set out for his new home in the Far-West.

    Daniel Boone

    John S. C. Abbott

  • What very unromantic and common-place ideas—steamers and Red Indians, and the far-west and cornfields!

  • In the Far-West the early traders used the cayuse, or Indian pony, and "travoie," for transporting burdens long distances.

  • Thus has the Indian of the far-west lived, and thus is he living still.

far west in Culture

Far West

A term often applied to the states between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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