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This Was Brainerd- Aug. 3

20 years ago (1991)

(Adv.) A Special Invitation to the families and friends of the Bataan veterans and to the general public to attend this event. Colonel E.B. Miller “By Way of Bataan” on Sunday at the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley. 

30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) One of the delights of summer is the fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables the season brings. Crow Wing Concerned Citizens has started a “Farmers Market” taking place every Tuesday and Friday in the parking lot at Franklin Junior High School.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) A seven-pound largemouth bass, the largest reported caught in Paul Bunyan Vacationland in several years, was hooked at Crosslake by 9-year-old Mike Brunelle of Brainerd, who used a Lindy Swipe as bait. 

60 years ago (1951)

Rock-throwing vandals went on a window breaking spree according to police. Total damage was $350. Two large rocks were thrown through windows at the Red Owl Store, then one through the front window at the library and finally at Hayes-Lucas Lumber Co.

80 years ago (1931)

Construction offices, sheds, etc. were being erected on Block 82 prior to the start of construction for the new junior high school. Men will be on the grounds tomorrow and work will begin on Wednesday.

100 years ago (1911)

Harry Laymon, manager of the Empress Theatre, and one of the city's greatest baseball fans, has donated a scoreboard to the team and park. It will measure 12 feet by 12 feet and be faced with slate.