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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 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.

A replica of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis airplane flies over Little Falls.
The Experimental Aircraft Assn.'s replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew over Little Falls yesterday in preparation for the 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary celebration of Charles Lindbergh's return to Little Falls after his historic transatlantic flight. The Little Falls Airport held an air show during the activities.
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AUGUST 11

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) The Experimental Aircraft Assn.'s replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew over Little Falls yesterday in preparation for the 75th anniversary celebration of Charles Lindbergh's return to Little Falls after his historic transatlantic flight. The Little Falls Airport held an air show during the activities.

30 years ago (1992)

The fire department wants to burn down a nuisance building on tax forfeited property on Norwood Street as a training exercise for firefighters. But county commissioner Mary Koep insists that neighbors' opinions be gathered first. Fire Chief Ron Johnson says he will go door-to-door in a two-block radius. Koep says she will accompany him.

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40 years ago (1982)

Supt. Bob Gross has asked that two school district committees be formed. One would look at the senior high and such issues as minimum competency for graduation, honors classes, etc. The other would survey renovation of Tornstrom Auditorium or possible construction of a new auditorium.

60 years ago (1962)

Two Minnesota youngsters, both at the Univ. of Minn., tee off today in the finals of the Western Junior golf tournament. George Shortridge, nephew of Brainerd fire chief Ray Shortridge, will face Dave Gumlia of C-I. Gumlia ousted medalist Jim Jamieson of Illinois in the quarterfinals.

80 years ago (1942)

Two letters from men in the 194th Tank Battalion written before the fall of Bataan arrived here yesterday to friends and families of the men who are now prisoners or fighting as guerillas in the Philippine jungles. One was from Capt. C.D. Quinlan to Police Officer Joe Nolan, and the other from Corp. William Mattson to his family.

100 years ago (1922)

For the first time in county history, women have been drawn for the November jury list. Six will serve on the grand jury and 12 for the regular jury list. Many of the women are prominent in women's club work, in the League of Women Voters and have served on election boards.

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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 1922.

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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 1922.