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How did Albert Lea gain the county seat in Freeborn Co. in 1860?

On Nov. 6, 1860, Albert Lea was named the county seat in Freeborn County over Itasca. How was it decided? A) By a horse race. B) By the Minnesota Legislature. C) By the flip of a coin. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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B) Nov. 6, 1860: According to the Minnesota Historial Society, a horse race in Freeborn County determined the county seat. Albert Lea's Old Tom outpaced Itasca's Fly (a ringer from Iowa) for the honor. Afterwards, Itasca dwindled, and basically becamea ghost town.

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