Lafollette, Tennessee is Made A County Seat

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 1, - A notable victory was achieved yesterday by Harvey M. Lafollette, former superintendent of public instruction of Indiana and nephew of Wisconsin's governor.

His record as founder of Lafollette, Tenn., was crowned by the selection of that place for the capital of Campbell county, after one of the bitterest campaigns which has ever been waged in that section. In the election which decided the victory for Lafollette 4,326 votes were cast, nearly 600 more than ever before, the honor being taken away from Jacksboro, which has been the county seat for seventy-five years.
Lafollette's entire population of 7,000 spent the night in a grand jubilee.

Source: Fort Wayne News; Fort Wayne, Indiana; April 1, 1903
Contributed by: Angela Meadows


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