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Shent As An Island City.

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Parent Issue
Day
27
Month
January
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The famous oíd city of Ghent, Belgium, is built on twenty-six islands, whieh are connected with one anothor by eighty bridges. Three hundred streets and thirty squares are containert in these islands. Ghent is famous uecause Cnarles V. and John of Ghent were born there. It has been the scène of many treaties, insurrections, and revolts, and lt was there the treaty was made terminating the war of 1812 between this country and England.