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This Was Brainerd - July 6

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 man holds a muskie.
This Tiger Muskie weighing 37-8 was caught in an unusual way by Dr. A. Raymond Waters on Trout Lake. Sitting in a boat by the dock he saw the muskie strike at a bass. He cast a spinner ahead of the fish, which then hit the spinner and towed him to deep water. A second boat pulled him back to shore where the muskie was landed.
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20 years ago (2002)

Quinn Nystrom, 16, of Baxter, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 13. She knew about it because a younger brother had also been diagnosed with it. Today she is the National Youth Advocate for the disease and will spend the next year traveling the country raising dollars for research.

30 years ago (1992)

Country music star Lee Greenwood, whose patriotic ballad “God Bless the U.S.A.” became the unofficial anthem of the Persian Gulf War, will be in Brainerd next week to perform and sign autographs at Campvention, a week-long gathering at BIR that is expected to draw 2,000 families.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) We're the No. 1 Spot on Gull Lake – Spectacular View! Wow . . . What a deal - Three complete dinner specials: 10 oz. Bluebeard Burger, 6 oz. Sirloin or our Famous Ribs – only $3.95 (includes vegetable, salad, potatoes). The Quarterdeck at Pleasant Acres.

60 years ago (1962)

Young singing star Conway Twitty will perform with his 5-piece band at a dance at the Brainerd Armory tomorrow night. The event is being promoted by Bruce Dybvig, manager of Breezy Point Lodge. Twitty has performed on the Perry Como and Arthur Godfrey TV shows, and also on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) This Tiger Muskie weighing 37-8 was caught in an unusual way by Dr. A. Raymond Waters on Trout Lake. Sitting in a boat by the dock he saw the muskie strike at a bass. He cast a spinner ahead of the fish, which then hit the spinner and towed him to deep water. A second boat pulled him back to shore where the muskie was landed.

100 years ago (1922)

Charles Burkman, 22, of Port Arthur, Canada, who started Oct. 4, 1921 to walk around the world, was in Brainerd yesterday, accompanied by his dog. He walks to earn a prize of $29,000. He has walked across Canada in 149 days, at a rate of 26 miles per day. His small wagon containing his supplies was stolen 5 miles from Brainerd.

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