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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 15

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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Historic photo of five motorcycles parked in downtown Brainerd.
Drivers of these five motorcycles found one way of cutting down on parking costs by paying just a penny each to park in one parallel parking spot, instead of the nickel a car has to put in the meter. However, if they let the meter run out, they'll get five parking tickets instead of just one.
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AUGUST 15

20 years ago (2002)

The Brainerd EDA, on a 5-1 vote, has approved the issuing of $1.3 million in bonds for renovations to city buildings and new construction. Projects include remodeling the former Water & Light building into a new police department, remodel the current fire hall and build a fire station on Mill Ave. The PUC commission will add $2.87 million to the bond revenues.

30 years ago (1992)

Mesaba Aviation announced today that the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Airport will be among the first airports in its route system to get service with its new 37-seat de Havilland Dash 8 aircraft. It will be used on the flight leaving Minneapolis at 9:25 a.m. - arriving Brainerd at 10: 15 a.m.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) Enjoy Our Italian Smorgasbord! Serving Fri.-Sat.- Sun. from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Our all new saloon and restaurant will feature: Lasagna, Ravioli, Stuffed Shells, Chicken, Ribs and Meatballs. Plus, cheese, fruit and salad bar. Only $6.95, and adults get a glass of wine. Sourdough Sam's – across from BIR on Hwy 371.

60 years ago (1962)

(Photo) Drivers of these five motorcycles found one way of cutting down on parking costs by paying just a penny each to park in one parallel parking spot, instead of the nickel a car has to put in the meter. However, if they let the meter run out, they'll get five parking tickets instead of just one.

80 years ago (1942)

Another 122 county selective service men left Brainerd yesterday by bus for Ft. Snelling to be inducted into the U.S. Army. The county now has more than 1,400 men in the armed services of the United States. Of those, about 900 were called up through the selective service system.

100 years ago (1922)

Joe Hennen, born in Pierz and a hard worker in lumber camps and log drives on the rivers, got in early on Cuyuna Range mining leases. He traded some land here for land in Texas he thought wasn't worth much. But, before he sold it, he visited Texas and found the land surrounded by oil rigs. He sold a lease for $72,000 cash and one-eighth of the oil produced, and it's a gusher.

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