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ARBOIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 337 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARBOIS, a town of eastern France, in the department of Jura, on the Cuisance, 29 M. N.N.E. of Lons-le-Saunier by rail. Pop. (1906) 3454• The town is the seat of the tribunal of first instance of the arrondissement of Poligny, and has a communal college. The church of St Just, founded in the loth century, .has good wood-carving. An Ursuline convent, built in 1764, serves as hotel de ville and law court, and a church of the 14th century is used as a market. There is an old chateau of the dukes of Burgundy. Arbois is well known for its red and white wines, and has saw-mills, tanneries and market gardens, and manufactures paper, oil and casks.
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