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Homestead Act's promise of free land spurred settlement in Otter Tail County

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As far back as 7,800 years ago, human beings were "choosing" Otter Tail County.

In the 1870's, people were choosing Otter Tail at the urgings of Horace Greeley, who famously stated "Go west, young man." What has drawn people here?

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That is the question posed by the Otter Tail County Historical Society in the 150th anniversary of Minnesota's statehood.

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