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This Was Brainerd- Aug. 11

20 years ago (1991) Gary Roach can hardly be compared to the character in Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," except that he's the old man of the Professional Walleye Trail at age 54. Unlike Hemingway's character, Roach brought home the fish a...

20 years ago (1991)

Gary Roach can hardly be compared to the character in Hemingway's โ€œThe Old Man and the Sea,โ€ except that he's the old man of the Professional Walleye Trail at age 54. Unlike Hemingway's character, Roach brought home the fish and was named โ€œAngler of the Year.โ€

 

30 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) Daily Specials! Monday - Double Cheeseburger and Fries - $1.55; Wednesday - Hamburger and Fries - $1.15; Friday - Fish and Chips - $1.50; Everyday Special - Bar-B-Jo's - 3 for $1.50. Lou's Dairy Way - S. 6th Street - Brainerd.

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40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) This old log house was opened for the first time at the county fair yesterday and was besieged with visitors. The building has been furnished in authentic fashion and is being manned by Mrs. Neil Spencer of the Crow Wing County Historical Society.

 

60 years ago (1951)

Wayne Haglin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haglin, Star Route, Brainerd, has been selected, along with two other boys to represent the Minnesota FFA at the American Youth Foundation Camp in Shelby, Michigan. 

 

80 years ago (1931)

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True sportsmen, who abide by the law and hope for preservation of the country's game during closed seasons, will resent the poor sportsmen who have been shooting flocks of local mallards just before sundown in the rice beds at the Gull Lake narrows.

 

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) The โ€œMyrtle M,โ€ the large steam launch owned by Mayo, will leave the Rice Lake dock Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for a two hour ride up the Mississippi. Round trip is 25 cents.

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