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This Was Brainerd - July 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.

Soldiers at the Crow Wing County Courthouse get ready to get on buses.
This view from the second floor of the county courthouse shows some of the 143 men who left here at 9 a.m. today bound for Ft. Snelling and induction into the armed forces. A crowd of friends and relatives were there to see them off. The number of those being drafted is steadily increasing.<br/><br/><br/>
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JULY 15

20 years ago (2002)

Discussion has begun on the future of the BMX track in east Brainerd. The BMX Assn. signed a lease with the state on land just off Hwy 25 in 1999. But the city recently bought 61 acres from the state and plans to sell it to a developer. The land contains the BMX track, and the association worries about raising donations if the track has to move again.

30 years ago (1992)

A man carries turkeys.
There was turkey trauma as terrified turkeys trembled today when the trailer they were traveling in tipped. Really. Turkeys were strewn across Hwy 210 between Brainerd and the airport today when a semi-truck rolled at 4:45 a.m. A man in the photo held a turkey in each hand and shooed another to a waiting truck. About 2,000 birds were involved.<br/><br/><br/>

(Photo) There was turkey trauma as terrified turkeys trembled today when the trailer they were traveling in tipped. Really. Turkeys were strewn across Hwy 210 between Brainerd and the airport today when a semi-truck rolled at 4:45 a.m. A man in the photo held a turkey in each hand and shooed another to a waiting truck. About 2,000 birds were involved.

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40 years ago (1982)

Jim Kramer's two-run double in the fourth inning backed up the five-hit hurling of Tim Martin to give the Brainerd American Legion team a 2-1 win over the St. Cloud 76ers. Brainerd now stands 8-4 overall, while St. Cloud's record is 12-3.

60 years ago (1962)

An expanding clothing market has taxed the facilities at Hickerson and Co. here to capacity, and in the future it could mean a second plant will be needed. They specialize in outdoor coats and are churning out 24,000 per month under the “Long Lake” label. A shortage of available workers is a problem.

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) This view from the second floor of the county courthouse shows some of the 143 men who left here at 9 a.m. today bound for Ft. Snelling and induction into the armed forces. A crowd of friends and relatives were there to see them off. The number of those being drafted is steadily increasing.

100 years ago (1922)

It is believed that the strike between the railroad shopmen and the railroads will be a fight to the finish. The unions are settling in for a long strike as negotiations have failed, and the railroads are prepared to operate shops with strikebreakers. Brainerd's NP Railroad shops have 1,250 workers currently on strike.

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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 1923.

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