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GUTERSLOH

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 741 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GUTERSLOH, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Westphalia, i 1 m. S. W. from Bielefeld by the railway to Dortmund. Pop. (1905), 7375• It is a seat of silk and cotton industries, and has a large trade in Westphalian hams and sausages. Printing, brewing and distilling are also carried on, and the town is famous for its rye-bread (Pumpernickel). Gutersloh has two Evangelical churches, a Roman Catholic church, a synagogue, a school and other educational establishments. See Eickhoff, Geschichte der Stadt and Gemeinde Gutersloh (Gutersloh, 1904).
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