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This Was Brainerd – Nov. 28


20 years ago (1993)

(Photo) Chet Durm provided the horse drawn wagon rides during Nisswa’s Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Friday night. About 300 spectators enjoyed a bonfire and hot cider while waiting for lights to come on at 6:59.59.

30 years ago (1983)

Brainerd, still reeling from a major Thanksgiving storm that dropped 10-12 inches of snow here, got “Round 2,” as another storm could pile up another foot of snow, pushed by high winds. MnDOT said plows would be out “as long as we can see.”

40 years ago (1973)

In a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Lyle Duba shot two ten-point bucks at once, while the deer had their horns locked in mortal combat. The horns remained locked even after being dragged from the woods near Crosslake. The two heads will be mounted.

60 years ago (1953)

Plans for the establishment of a boy’s camp on the south shore of Pelican Lake will be presented by the Brainerd Elks Lodge to the State Elks Assn. this weekend. It is proposed that the Elks buy 14 acres of land. The camp would host 300-400 campers each summer.

80 years ago (1933)

Brainerd ministers raised their voices to denounce the statement of California Gov. James Rolph, who applauded the lynching of two men who had confessed to the slaying of a 22-year-old in San Francisco. Rolph said the lynching sends a message to other kidnappers.

100 years ago (1913)

Tom Mansuras, who formerly ran the sandwich stand at the corner of Laurel and S. 6th Streets, has just returned from Greece where he served in the army against the Turks. He put in 11 months of fighting and sustained a severe wound to his leg.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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