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LAHR

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 82 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LAHR, a town in the grand-duchy of Baden, on the Schutter, about 9 m. S. of Offenburg, and on the railway Dinglingen-Lahr. Pop. (1900) 13,577. One of the busiest towns in Baden, it carries on manufactures of tobacco and cigars, woollen goods, chicory, leather, pasteboard, hats and numerous other articles, has considerable trade in wine, while among its other industries are printing and lithography. Lahr first appears as a town in 1278, and after several vicissitudes it passed wholly to Baden in 1803. See Stein, Geschichte and Beschreibung der Stadt Lahr (Lahr, 1827) ; and Siitterlin, Lahr and seine Umgebung (Lahr, 1904).
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