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This Was Brainerd - April 11

A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.

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The front page of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch 74 years ago on April 10, 1942. Brainerd's valiant heros, the men of the 194th Tank Battalion trapped on the Bataan peninsula. Brainerd Dispatch/BrainerdHistory.com - http://sections.brainerddispatch.com/history/pages/

APRIL 11

20 years ago (2002)

A 22-year-old Brainerd High School grad has a shot to win $100,000 in a national computer programming contest. James Esser, is a senior at the Univ. of Minnesota, and son of Steve and Linda Esser. He is one of 16 who advanced to the finals from 100s of contestants. He wants a job as a game developer.

30 years ago (1992)

Jason Daisy of Minneapolis South scored 17 points to lead the Metro team to an 84-65 win over the Outstate team in the Minnesota prep boys' All-Star Game. Trevor Winter led the Outstate with 11 points, while Kyle Smith of Brainerd had eight points and blocked two shots.

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40 years ago (1982)

In 13 years, Kathy Tuil has never missed a roll call. The senior at Brainerd High School has maintained a perfect attendance record since kindergarten. She thinks her perfect record is probably due to the fact she had all the normal childhood diseases before entering school.

60 years ago (1962)

This year, when the Harlem Globetrotters come to town, they bring other acts with them. One of them will be the Parry Kids, Steve, 14, and his sister “Squeaky,” 11. Among their talents is tumbling on the trampoline, skills taught them by their late father at their summer home at Lake Hubert.

80 years ago (1942)

The war came home to Brainerd yesterday as it was hit probably harder than any city its size in the nation by the fall of Bataan. With nearly 100 men in the ranks of the 194th Tank Battalion, there is hardly a home here that isn't touched by the disaster to Gen. Wainright's forces. Brainerd today became a listening post for news – any news – of the fate of our men.

100 years ago (1922)

It is announced that a summer colony of Minn. Masons and members of the Order of the Eastern Star will be started on Gull Lake at Cinosam Club. Engineers are platting the 269 acres acquired by the club, with each lot being one-third acre. Tennis courts will be built this summer with more activities to follow.

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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.

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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.