In the colonial era, before 1776, the west was of high priority for settlers and politicians.
The American frontier began when Jamestown, Virginia was settled by the English in 1607.
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Alan Kimble Fahey was ordered to pay more than ,000 in costs incurred for taking apart his creation reminiscent of Britain's Stonehenge consisting of a 20,000-foot labyrinth of interconnected structures and telephone poles, which he assembled in the course of 30 years.
American historians cover multiple frontiers but the folklore is focused primarily on the conquest and settlement of Indian lands, west of the Mississippi River, in what is now the Midwest, Texas, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest, and the West Coast.Historian Frederick Jackson Turner in his "Frontier Thesis" (1893) theorized that the frontier was a process that transformed Europeans into a new people, the Americans, whose values focused on equality, democracy, and optimism, as well as individualism, self-reliance, and even violence.Thus, Turner's Frontier Thesis proclaimed the westward frontier to be the defining process of American history.Although French fur traders ranged widely through the Great Lakes and mid-west region they seldom settled down.French settlement was limited to a few very small villages such as Kaskaskia, Illinois as well as a larger settlement around New Orleans.