BARBERTON , a
See also:town of the
See also:Transvaal, 283 M. by
See also:rail (175 m. in a
See also:line) E. of
See also:Pretoria and 136 m . W.N.W. of Delagoa
See also:Bay . Pop . (1904) 2433, of whom 1214 were whites . Barberton lies 2825 ft. above the
See also:sea and is built on the side of a valley named De Kaap, from a bold headland of the Drakensberg which towers above it . The chief town of a
See also:district of the same name, it owes its existence to the
See also:discovery of gold in the Kaap valley, and
See also:dates from 1886 . There are several
See also:fine public buildings grouped mainly
See also:President Square . The town is connected with the Lourenco Marques-Pretoria trunk railway by a branch line, 35 M. long,- which runs N.E. through fine mountainous
See also:country and joins the
See also:main line at Kaapmuiden . During the war of 1899–1902 the Boers were driven out of Barberton (13th of
See also:September 1900) by General (afterwards
See also:John) French .
BARBERRY (Berberis vulgaris)
BARBETTE (Fr. diminutive of barbe, a beard)
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