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Selkirk,

former county, Scotland: see SelkirkshireSelkirkshire
or Selkirk,
former county, SE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Selkirkshire became (1975) part of the new Borders region (now the Scottish Borders council area).
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Selkirk,

town (1991 pop. 9,815), SE Man., Canada, on the Red River. Just S of Lake Winnipeg, it is a port for products from N Manitoba. There are steel mills, foundries, and shipyards in the town. It is named for the 5th earl of Selkirk, who established (1812) the Red River SettlementRed River Settlement,
agricultural colony in present Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota. It was the undertaking of Thomas Douglas, 5th earl of Selkirk. Wishing to relieve the dispossessed and impoverished in Scotland and Northern Ireland, he secured enough control of the
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 in the region.

Selkirk

 

a mountain range in the inner belt of the Cordilleras of Canada and the USA, part of the Columbia Mountains. Approximately 500 km long, the Selkirks are composed primarily of Precambrian massive crystalline rocks. The mountains reach 3,532 m in elevation on Mount Sir Sanford. The peaks are covered with snow and glaciers, and the slopes with alpine meadows and coniferous forests. The range has deposits of complex metals. Glacier National Park is located in the Selkirks.

Selkirk

Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676--1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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Although Warren Selkirk was involved in the drugs trade he was a devoted family man who tried to keep his criminal career separate from his home life.
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