The New Student's Reference Work/Mülhausen
Mülhausen (mül'hou'zen), a city of Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, on the Ill and the Rhône and on the Rhine Canal, 20 miles northwest of Basel. Its cotton maunfactories employ 75,000 hands, and it has printing and dye works for cotton, linen, calico, wool and silk fabrics and chemical and iron-works. The city was founded before A. D. 717, and became a free, imperial city in 1273. It became a part of France in 1798, and after 1829 began to be a noted manufacturing center. Its arrangements for housing and caring for the working-classes are remarkably good. Since the war of 1870-71 Mülhausen has belonged to the German empire. Population 94,498.