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This was Brainerd-Jan. 4

JANUARY 4 20 years ago (1992) (Photo) This is the entry to the women's restroom on the first floor of the county courthouse. Asked why it will be locked, three county commissioners said they have heard reports that not only women are using it. Th...

JANUARY 4

20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) This is the entry to the women’s restroom on the first floor of the county courthouse. Asked why it will be locked, three county commissioners said they have heard reports that not only women are using it. Third floor restrooms will remain open.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) One of the 584 entrants in the 5th Annual Quarter Mile Time Trials crosses the finish line at Pleasant Acres Resort on Gull Lake. The grand prize winner was Marv Jorgenson of Choppers City, who reached a speed of 128 miles per hour.

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40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) This is a posed picture, and it was posed for one reason – to point out what will happen if this year’s United Fund Drive fails. The 17 people in the photo represent the 17 agencies in the United Fund. All will call on you separately if the combined effort fails.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Opens tomorrow at the Brainerd Theatre, “Westward the Women,” starring Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel and Hope Emerson. At the Paramount Theatre, see “Drums in the Deep South,” starring Guy Madison and Barbara Payton.

80 years ago (1932)

One thousand Brainerd men, employees of the Northern Pacific shops, prepared to resume work tomorrow morning. They had been without work since December 17. They will build the final 600 cars of the 1,000 car order placed last year.

100 years ago (1912)

Col. Freeman Thorp, noted portrait artist, arrived from Hubert this noon on his way to Duluth, where he will paint a portrait of John Uno Sebenius, the mining engineer. From there the colonel may go to Oklahoma or Washington, D.C.

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