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Luther's Birthplace Deserted

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Parent Issue
Day
8
Month
November
Year
1895
Copyright
Public Domain
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Eisleben, the Thuringian town which was Luther's birthplace, Is gradually fadingfrom view. One by one the streets are being abandoned and the houses jrack and fall into ruina, owing to subterranean disturbances brought on by the big hollow spaces made in salt minmg for many centuries. The other day alne of them tumbled in. The geologist, Prof. von Frltsch in Halle, says there is no doubt that the salt layers in the sou underlying the town are in process Df dissolution consequent on subterranean inundations. The town is now appealing to public charity, for one-half Lhe inhabltants have lost their all.

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Old News
Ann Arbor Democrat