Examples from the Web for hardpan
Here and there an attempt had been made by some of the Hardpan women or girls to make flowers grow; but they were sorry gardens.
Thirty miles east along this Hardpan Spur was his home territory and he followed along the base of it.The Yellow Horde|Hal G. Evarts
In going this way they passed through the poor suburb known as Hardpan.
Elsewhere the hardpan or bedrock must have been exceptionally level and near the top of the ground.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
Hardpan, the hard, unbroken layer of earth, below the mould or cultivated soil.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher