Alden's Manifold Cyclopedia of Knowledge and Language Volume 1

Alden's Manifold Cyclopedia of Knowledge and Language Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...library, a high school, and 16 churches. It is the seat of Buchtcl Colle e (universalist) founded in 1872, and having eight reshent professors. Coal is mined near the city, and its facilities for the prosecution of manufacturing and other business are, in many respects, exceptionally good. Then there are a manufactory of gas, two paper-mills, two manufactorics of reapers an mowers, a rolling-mill, several foundries, carriagefactories, etc. It was founded 1825, and made the cap. of tilee51c2. 1841. Pop. (1860), 3,477; (1870) 10,006; (1880) AKSHEHR, dk-sh&'hr' White City, anc. Philomelion: city of Asiatic Turkey, in the pashalic of Karaman, 5 m. s. of the salt lake of Akshehr, at the entrance of an extensive mountain valley. The houses rise in successive terraces on the slope of a hill. There is here a. celebrated carpet manufactory. Pop. estimated 6,000. AK-SU, dk-ail' town of eastern Turkestan, 260 tn. n.e. from Yarkand, on an affluent of the Tarim, and on the s. base of the Thian-shan mountains. It was formerl the residence of the kings of Kashgar and Yarkand. bile eastern Turkestan formed part of the Chinese Empire, it was an important garrison town. In 1867, it was captured by the Atalik-Gkazee. In 1716, it was nearly destroyed b an earthquake, and in the beginning of the present c., su fered terribly from an inundation. It is celebrated for its manufactures of cotton cloth and saddlery. It is much resorted to by caravans, as an entrepot of commerce between Russia, Tartary, and China. Sheep and cattle are extensively reared in the neighborhood. Pop. variously estimated from 6,000 to 20,000 and upwards. See Tuaxssrm, Easrann. AKYAB, dk-_1/ib'.' town of Farther India, chief seaport of the dist. of Akyab or Aracan...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236830709
  • 9781236830708