I was looking at Bing Maps (love them) and something hit me. When we enter Frontierland, we enter a fort, but that theming only makes it three steps in before we are in an old Western City.
So, here is my proposition/Question... (this has slightly been changed to better explain what I mean)
As we all know, Frontierland is a collection of many different parts of the "frontier." I don't know if America is similar, but in Canada many of the old real forts once used during Western Expansion (anti-manifest destiny ) are protected and preserved as tourist destinations. To me (in conjunction with some other ideas) the names and interiors of Frontierland buildings could easily be converted to represent a tanner, blacksmith, and all of the other professions that you'd expect in a self sustaining Fort.
Outside of the "traditional" Frontierland area (up the trail) the natural frontier would be shown off a little more with its wilderness paths and what will hopefully be a new ride based on exploring the open wild.
It's not really part of the formal proposal, but a clear and simple back story involving the claiming and protection of a nearby mine could easily be worked into the "history" and landscape of the fort.
I don't want to go into details concerning what would be changed, and what would be good (thats what my "blog" is for) but I want to see if this idea seems plausible, interesting (or ridiculous) to the rest of you.
Oh yea, and ---------------------------------------V