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PALESTINE

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 627 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PALESTINE, a city and the county-seat of Anderson county, Texas, U.S.A., about 90 M. E. by N. of Waco. Pop. (1910 census) Io,482. It is served by two lines of the International & Great Northern railway, and by the Texas State railway. Palestine is the trade centre of a district which produces cotton, timber, fruit (especially peaches), an excellent grade of wrapper tobacco, petroleum, iron-ore and salt. It has various manufactures, including cotton gins, cotton-seed oil, cigars, lumber and brick. Its factory products were valued at $735,162 in 1905. About 2 M. south-west of Palestine a settlement (the first in the present Anderson county) was made in 1837, and there Fort Houston, a stockade fort, was built to protect the settlers from the Indians. Palestine was laid out and was made the county-seat in 1846; it was chartered as a city in 1875, and rechartered in 1905. In 1909 it adopted a commission government.
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why was the 1911 reference to palestine removed?
Why was this entry to the Mideast territory removed? Is it because in 1911, we would see that it was considered the historic and ancient homeland of the Jews? that there was no Arab nation there? that there was no such thing as a Palestinian People, except insomuch as they were Jews?
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