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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
On This Date in Minnesota History: March 4
March 4, 1857 – Organized on this
date with Albert Lea as the county seat, Freeborn County “was named in honor of
William Freeborn, member of the Council in the Territorial Legislature” from
1854 to 1857.
Upham, Warren; Minnesota
Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota
Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 198.