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KANE

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 650 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KANE, a borough of McKean county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., about 90 M. E.S.E. of Erie. Pop. (189o), 2944; (1900), 5296, (971 foreign-born); (1910) 6626. It is served by the Pennsylvania, the Baltimore & Ohio, the Kane & Elk, and the Big Level & Kinzua railways. It is situated about 2015 ft. above the sea in a region producing natural gas, oil, lumber and silica, and has some reputation as a summer resort. The borough has manufactories of window glass, plate glass and bottles, and repair shops of the Pennsylvania railroad. Kane was settled in 1859, and was incorporated as a borough in 1887. It was named in honour of its founder Gen. Thomas L. Kane (1822–' 1883), brother of Elisha Kent Kane.
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