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This Was Brainerd - April 21

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 21

20 years ago (2002)

They're all different, yet all the same. Tim Veith scored six TDs in one half against C-I; Mike Musty had longest TD run in school history – 99 yards; Jayna Mathieu was twice Div. III champ in 1500 meter run; Tracey Brown was all-state in track and basketball; Glenn Herman was third in state wrestling and MVP in college. They are all inductees into Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame.

30 years ago (1992)

A supporter of Texan H. Ross Perot's independent campaign for the White House will sponsor a Perot for President meeting on April 24. Lakeshore resident Clark Nichols says he believes Perot has a chance. Perot says he will run as an independent if supporters can get his name on the ballot in all 50 states.

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40 years ago (1982)

In the early morning of Oct. 17, 1977, John Rieck lobbed gasoline bombs through windows of a neighbors house. Three years ago Rieck was sentenced to Stillwater prison and the neighbors could relax. Yesterday, Rieck escaped in a computer delivery truck and a statewide manhunt is underway.

60 years ago (1962)

(Adv.) Now showing at the theaters! At the Paramount see that hilarious comedy team back together again. It's Jim Hutton and Paula Prentiss in “The Horizontal Lieutenant.” At the Brainerd Theatre, see Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Ann-Margaret and more in the hit musical, “State Fair.”

80 years ago (1942)

Extra!! Co. A, 194th Tank Battalion, composed of Brainerd men and commanded by Lt. Col. E.B. Miller, was said in a communique from Washington, DC as “believed to be in the hands of the enemy.” Unofficial estimates indicate there were some 3,000 national guardsmen on Bataan and only 107 escaped.

100 years ago (1922)

(Adv.)Ladies' Suit and Coat Sale – One Day Only, because there will be none left for a second day! All suits – which sold at $27.50 to $35.00 – Close out at $22.48. Spring coats – sold at $19.75 – on sale at $13.48. At 4 p.m. prices drop $1.00 per hour until 7 p.m. The Golden Rule Store – Brainerd.

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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.
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