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This Was Brainerd - June 15


20 years ago (1997)

It was worth the wait. After 10 years of fundraising, the dream of the late John Mariucci and camp founder Dick Endres is a reality. The new John Mariucci Lodge at Camp Confidence is a spectacular tribute to the hockey legend who adopted the camp.

30 years ago (1987)

Two adults and two children escaped injury when their 21-foot boat exploded on west Gull Lake. Jeff Carlson heard a small explosion, then smoke from the engine compartment and they leaped overboard. They watched as a second explosion and fire destroyed the boat.

40 years ago (1977)

The lease for the Greyhound Bus Depot at 5th and Laurel Street expires tomorrow and the depot hasn't found a new home. Agent Tom Scheurer tried to get a temporary site in the garage behind Van's Cafe, but neighboring residents opposed it.

60 years ago (1957)

More than 100 members of the Minn. Historical Society made their annual tour of the state, with the highlight being the award of a certificate of merit to Jack and Peg Madden for planning and constructing Lumbertown USA at Pine Beach. Only 43 such awards were made in the U.S.A.

80 years ago (1937)

(Adv.) Notice! We wish to apologize to our many friends who came to Wildwood Acres for our opening dance on Saturday night. We assure you it was no fault of ours the orchestra failed to appear. As soon as we find a reliable orchestra, we'll have dances on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

100 years ago (1917)

The community waste paper rail car has been placed at the Fitger Building and is being loaded today and tomorrow before shipment to American Paper Co. Contributions are coming by auto, truck, small boys with wagons and women carrying baskets.