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WOOSTER

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 820 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WOOSTER, a city and the county-seat of Wayne county, Ohio, U.S.A., on Killbuck Creek, about 50 M. S. by W. of Cleveland. Pop. (1900) 6063 (407 foreign-born); (1910) 6136. Wooster is served by the Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania' railways. It is the seat of the university of Wooster (co-educational; Presbyterian; founded in 1866 and opened in 1870), which in 1909 had 37 instructors and 1547 students. The Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station is in the city, which also has various manufactures. Wooster was laid out in ,8o8, was incorporated as a town in 1817, and became a city of the second class in 1869. It was named in honour of General David Wooster (1710-1777), who was killed in the War of Independence.
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