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This was Brainerd - July 20

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lifestyles Brainerd, 56401

Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

JULY 20

20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Crow Wing County Fair Manager Phyliss Henze weeds one of the new flower beds in the garden planted in honor of Birney Wilkins. More than $300 was spent for benches and flowers to decorate the area across from the Administration Building.

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30 years ago (1982)

Exploding for five runs in the fifth inning, the Brainerd American Legion baseball team topped Little Falls 9-7 to claim the regular season championship of the Central Minnesota League. Sub-district play begins tonight in the Legion tournament.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) SGT Dave Buss and 2LT Tom Sullivan are shown marking the centerline for a 66-foot timber trestle bridge they hope to build at Camp Confidence later this fall. Both are members of Co A 367th Engineer Battalion of Brainerd, working at the camp.

60 years ago (1952)

Rainfall in Brainerd and immediate vicinity has totaled 8.29 inches in a four-day period, according to Homer Whiting, forestry supervisor here. Some fields are inundated and water stood a foot deep on some highways. Lakes are at highest levels in years.

80 years ago (1932)

Packing duffel bags and camping equipment, 18 Camp Lincoln boys and two counselors will paddle canoes for five days from Lake Hubert, through the Gull Lake chain and down the Mississippi River to Camp Ripley. The trip will cover better than 100 miles.

100 years ago (1912)

The Brainerd-Cuyuna Mining Co. has taken an option on 138 acres of Judge Holland’s property which adjoins the Rosko farm. The prospects for opening a large iron mine are good and means much toward making Brainerd a greater city.

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