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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 29


  • 20 years ago (1998)

Local volunteers are being sought for the 33rd broadcast of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for MD. The telethon will be aired on KSTP with the local pledge center at the Brainerd Holiday Inn. Volunteers will man the phones and sort pledge envelopes.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

The Fort Ripley Rebels were eliminated from the State Class C amateur tournament after suffering an 8-6 loss to Morris in 11 innings. Trailing 6-5 in the 9th, the Rebels loaded the bases and John Tibbett hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game. Morris outhit the Rebels 16 to 6.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

(Photo) The big crane shown here is removing old pilings from the Mississippi as construction continues on the new Laurel Street bridge. The coffer dam in the foreground surrounds the area where concrete will be poured for the new pilings.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

(Adv.) Now at the Gull Drive-In Theatre: The town . . . the people, everyone's talking about "Peyton Place." Starring Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Diane Varsi, Lloyd Nolan and more. Plus, films of the Floyd Patterson vs. Roy Harris heavyweight fight.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

The $80,000 Lockheed Zephyr transport plane flown here to exhibit for the Natl. Aeronautics convention, is identical to the one Howard Hughes flew on his record around-the-world flight. It was viewed by thousands here at the Brainerd Municipal Airport.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

The Fred Cook family of Fargo and Richard Bush of Brainerd are expected to motor to Chicago early next week to see three games of the World Series between Boston and Chicago. Brainerd's Leslie "Bullet Joe" Bush is expected to pitch for Boston.