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SALERS

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 66 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SALERS, a village of central France, in the department of Cantal, 30 M. N. of Aurillac by road. Pop. (1906), 659. Salers dates from the 9th or loth century and its lords were already powerful in the 11th century. It is finely situated on a plateau overlooking the valley of the Maronne. It is a quaint old town with a church of the 13th and 15th centuries, remains of its ancient ramparts and many houses of the 15th and 16th centuries. Salers has given its name to a celebrated breed of red cattle raised in the district.
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