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ENGYON

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 646 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ENGYON, an ancient town of the interior of Sicily, a Cretan colony, according to legend, and famous for an ancient temple of the Matres which aroused the greed of Verres. Its site is uncertain; some topographers have identified it with Gangi, a town 20 M. S.S.E. of Cefalu, but only on the ground of the similarity of the two names. See C. Hiilsen in Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyclopddie, v. 2568. ENID, a city and the county-seat of Garfield county, Oklahoma, U.S.A., about 55 M. N.W. of Guthrie. Pop. (1900) 3444; (1907) 10,087 (355 of negro descent); (191o) 13,799. Enid is served by the St Louis & San Francisco, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railways, and by several branch lines, and is an important railway centre. It is the seat of the Oklahoma Christian University (1907; co-educational). Enid is situated in a flourishing agricultural and stock-raising region, of which it is the commercial centre, and has various manufactures, including lumber, brick, tile and flour. Natural gas was discovered near the city in 1907. Enid was founded in 1893 and was chartered as a city in the same year.
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