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This Was Brainerd - July 27

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

Historic photo of Brainerd and a downtown fire.
Historic photo of Brainerd and a downtown fire.
Dispatch archives
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JULY 27

20 years ago (2002)

Glen Hasselberg and son, Derek, won the Brainerd Lakes Par-3 Tournament, but all the excitement was caused by Scott Schunter of Breezy Point, who scored the tournament's first hole-in-one in its three years. It was on Hole 2 of the Woods course at the Pines, set up for a 139-yard par 3. He was close on other shots, but this was in for $5,000.

30 years ago (1992)

Brainerd barefoot waterskiers John Linn and Chris Holmes competed in a regional tournament last weekend in Illinois. Linn competed in Men's Div. I, placing fourth in tricks and second in slalom to qualify for the national tournament in Florida in August. Holmes finished sixth in both tricks and slalom in the boys' division.

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40 years ago (1982)

Eddie's of Brainerd won six straight games this past weekend for the championship of the 4th Annual Brainerd Slow-Pitch Softball Invitational. They beat Pauline's, also of Brainerd, for the title. Trailing 10-6 after six innings, Eddie's scored six in the top of the seventh and held on for the win.

60 years ago (1962)

Scoring six runs in the fifth inning for a 7-2 win, the Brainerd Braves made it two straight over Nisswa and finish 10-5 for the season for second place in the Great Central League. They will ask to postpone their opening playoff game since so many of their players are in the Legion tournament at Ironton tomorrow.

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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.

80 years ago (1942)

A farmer living on Little Horseshoe Lake faces a charge of selling liquor to Indians living on the Mille Lacs Lake reservation. Federal, state and county officials raided his home and confiscated 74 pints of home brew. Two Indians taken into custody have been released. The man appeared before Deputy U.S. Commissioner Eleanor Nolan today.

100 years ago (1922)

A most wonderful display of native fruit was brought to the Dispatch office by Mrs. Charles Call of Nisswa. It was a branch of raspberries on which there were buds, ripening fruit and luscious full grown raspberries of the “American Storm King” variety. Dispatch employees longed to eat up the display.

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