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Founded in 1868 as “Marsh Basin” and renamed Albion in 1879 when its name was drawn out of a cowboy hat, this small community served as a logging headquarters for timber harvested in the adjacent Albion Mountains. In the same year that it received its new name, Albion acquired postal services and was designated seat of Cassia County, a distinction it held until 1919. Meaning “white,” “white land,” or “mountain land,” Albion is most famous for the1897 event where Diamondfield Jack Davis was jailed, tried, and convicted for the murder of two sheepmen. Years later, Davis was finally found innocent , but Albion retained notoriety regarding the incident.

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