Brandon


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Brandon,

city (1991 pop. 38,567), SW Man., Canada, on the Assiniboine River. The business center of the wheat-raising area of SW Manitoba, Brandon has an extensive trade in farm products and machinery. It is the seat of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, which holds annual summer and winter fairs and other events. A dominion experimental farm adjoins the city. Brandon Univ. is in the city. Brandon is named for the old Hudson's Bay Company post, Brandon House, built in 1793.

Brandon,

uninc. town (1990 pop. 57,985), Hillsborough co., W Fla., a suburb just E of Tampa. Chiefly residential, it is also a retail and service center. Brandon has grown with the construction of highways connecting it to other Florida urban centers. Citrus fruits and vegetables are grown in the area, which also has cattle and dairy farms.
References in classic literature ?
"He will be delighted, Lady Brandon; he pines for martyrdom.
When Sir Charles saw Trefusis patting the bay he felt as much outraged as if Lady Brandon herself were being patted, and he felt bitterly towards her for permitting the familiarity.
He looked angrily at the clergyman, now distracted by the charms of Lady Brandon, whose scorn, as she surveyed the crowd, expressed itself by a pout which became her pretty lips extremely.
"They're not unborn," said Lady Brandon indignantly.
"He knows a great deal better than you do," said Lady Brandon, interrupting.
I am desired to say that they deeply regret that their demonstration should have disturbed you personally, Lady Brandon."
"I should think I do," said Lady Brandon emphatically.
"You shall do nothing of the sort, Chester," cried Lady Brandon. "I never heard of such a thing in my life!
"If I could find a thousand men as practical as you, Lady Brandon, I might accomplish the next great revolution before the end of this season." He looked at her for a moment curiously, as if trying to remember; and then added inconsequently: "How are your friends?
"Yes," said Lady Brandon eagerly, forgetting the wall and fence.
Brandon is a pretty good place to do business and has a pro-active chamber of commerce, economic development office and city council that are working together to create not only a climate that is good for both business and lifestyle, but also a solid vision to keep the city growing and prosperous in the years ahead.
On July 24, family, friends and even complete strangers gathered at the American Legion in Chester to celebrate the life of Brandon Schwier of Chester.