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Bad Lands   /bæd lændz/   Listen
Bad Lands

An eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska.  Synonym: Badlands.

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"Bad Lands" Quotes from Famous Books

... the old flag still flies over us. The people here talk about going to the "States." All the region hereabouts, from the middle of Nebraska, lies in what used to be called by the French Les Mauvaises Terres, or "Bad Lands," and was eloquently described by Irving in Astoria as the Great American Desert. "This region," he writes, "resembles one of the immeasurable steppes of Asia, and spreads forth into undulating ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873 • Various

... hundred miles of weary marching before them. Much of the country beyond the Platte was "Bad Lands," where the grass is scant and poor, the soil ashen and spongy, and the water densely alkaline. All this would tell very sensibly upon the condition of horses that all winter long had been comfortably stabled, regularly groomed and grain-fed, and watered only in pure ...
— Starlight Ranch - and Other Stories of Army Life on the Frontier • Charles King

... and weary march over the plains of the Dakotas toward Montana. It encountered the Indians a number of times, routing them, and continued on its way. About the middle of August the expedition entered the Bad Lands, and the members were the first white men to traverse that unexplored region. In the fall the battalion returned to Fort Ridgley, where they went into winter quarters, having marched over 3,000 miles since leaving Fort Snelling. Capt. Shelly was mustered ...
— Reminiscences of Pioneer Days in St. Paul • Frank Moore

Words linked to "Bad Lands" :   geographic area, South Dakota, geographical area, Mount Rushmore State, geographic region, geographical region, Cornhusker State, Nebraska, SD, Coyote State, ne

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