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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 16

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

Prisoners of war marching to prison camps during World War II.
Hungry, bearded and weary American heroes of Corregidor and Bataan after their surrender last spring are shown being guarded by grinning Japs as they are marched to prison camps. Soldiers of Brainerd's 194<sup>th</sup> Tank Battalion would be among these prisoners. This photo is one of the first to reach the U.S.
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AUGUST 16

20 years ago (2002)

Kenny Bernstein will blaze down BIR's drag strip in less than five seconds this weekend for his last time on the Brainerd track during the NHRA Nationals. He's retiring as a competitor after 30 seasons as a Top Fuel racer, but will be back in Brainerd next year, this time as team owner for his son, Brandon.

30 years ago (1992)

Requests for historical information on what waste products may have been deposited in the old Brainerd dump have gone out to 26 Brainerd area business firms and public entities. More firms will be contacted later. The Minn. PCA says the old dump is at the southern end of the Arboretum and has a rating of 38 on a scale of 0 – 100.

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40 years ago (1982)

You and how many others live on Route 6? According to Postmaster Don Rasmussen, a mailing system with a house number and a street name would make great sense, and help folks pinpoint their location for guests. He's working hard to promote the proposed system, and a delighted Baxter is already halfway finished with its part of the program.

60 years ago (1962)

Brainerd police are still trying to determine who was driving a car that struck a 2-year-old girl in the Red Owl parking lot at 7:55 p.m. yesterday. Little Karen Imgrund suffered a gashed head and other cuts and bruises. Her mother was washing clothes in the Giant Wash when two boys came in carrying the bloody girl, saying they backed into her. They left. The girl was rushed to the hospital and is doing fine at home.

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) Hungry, bearded and weary American heroes of Corregidor and Bataan after their surrender last spring are shown being guarded by grinning Japs as they are marched to prison camps. Soldiers of Brainerd's 194th Tank Battalion would be among these prisoners. This photo is one of the first to reach the U.S.

100 years ago (1922)

A $100 pearl, of the drop kind, was found near Brainerd by Lloyd Aultman, who is employed by Fred Boyer at his clam fishing camp on the Crow Wing River. Aultman was catching clams by hooking them on a line. When he removed the hook from one, the pearl popped out and fell into the boat.

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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.