Palmer

Palmer
/pah"meuhr/ or, for 5, /pahl"-/, n.
1. Alice Elvira, 1855-1902, U.S. educator.
2. Arnold, born 1929, U.S. golfer.
3. Daniel David, 1845-1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic medicine.
4. George Herbert, 1842-1933, U.S. educator, philosopher, and author.
5. a town in S Massachusetts. 11,389.

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(as used in expressions)
Haley Alexander Palmer
Palmer Arnold Daniel
Palmer Alexander Mitchell
Palmer Samuel
Peabody Elizabeth Palmer
Robertson Oscar Palmer
Thompson Edward Palmer

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      city, southern Alaska, U.S. Located near the mouth of the Matanuska River, it lies 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Anchorage. The area was long inhabited by Athabascan Indians. George Palmer established a trading post along the river about 1890, and in 1916 the town was established as a station on the Matanuska branch of the Alaska Railroad. In 1935, during the Great Depression, the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Palmer as the seat of the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation; it became a supply centre for some 200 farm families who were relocated to Alaska from northern Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Although many farms failed during the social experiment, Palmer survived as the sole Alaska city whose economy is dominated by farming. The city subsequently grew as a market for agricultural products of the Matanuska Valley. (The enormous cabbages and other summer produce nurtured in the “land of the midnight sun” come from this region.) Palmer also has some light manufacturing, and many of its residents commute to Anchorage for employment. It is the site of Matanuska-Susitna College (1958; originally Palmer Community College), a campus of the University of Alaska (Alaska, University of) Anchorage. Palmer hosts the annual Alaska State Fair. The city lies adjacent to Chugach State Park (a popular recreation area for hiking, skiing, climbing, and many other activities), and Independence Mine State Historical Park (comprising two former gold mines) is just north of the city. Palmer lies along Glenn Highway, which leads to Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve (Wrangell–Saint Elias National Park and Preserve) (east). Inc. city, 1951. Pop. (1990) 2,866; (2000) 4,533.

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
(returned from the Holy Land), / , , (at cards or dice)


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