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This Was Brainerd - June 10

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

Katie Baratto holds a fawn in one photos with another photo of many fawns.
Katie Baratto of Crosby, an assistant at Garrison Animal Hospital, holds a fawn that is being treated for burned ears suffered during the raging wildfire at Barrows last week. The other photo shows some of the 27 fawns being cared for that people said were “abandoned.” People are told to leave fawns alone; the mother will find them.
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JUNE 10

20 years ago (2002)

(Photos) Katie Baratto of Crosby, an assistant at Garrison Animal Hospital, holds a fawn that is being treated for burned ears suffered during the raging wildfire at Barrows last week. The other photo shows some of the 27 fawns being cared for that people said were “abandoned.” People are told to leave fawns alone; the mother will find them.

30 years ago (1992)

A proposed seaplane base on the Mississippi River south of French Rapids remains afloat, but many property owners wish it would sink. Purpose of the base is to provide a refueling and limited service area for seaplanes on airport property. It would include a ramp, dock and connecting road.

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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.

40 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Two young Brainerd men are in custody after a pellet gun vandalism spree last night damaged 15 businesses and at least 50 vehicles, with reports still coming in. The two drove around the city in a car, peppering store fronts and cars. At Fieldman's Store on Front Street it looked like someone had used a machine gun on the windows.

A newspaper article shows a broken window.
Two young Brainerd men are in custody after a pellet gun vandalism spree last night damaged 15 businesses and at least 50 vehicles, with reports still coming in. The two drove around the city in a car, peppering store fronts and cars. At Fieldman's Store on Front Street it looked like someone had used a machine gun on the windows.<br/>
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60 years ago (1962)

Jerry Huber, D. MacFarland and D. Hendricks had a dozen hits as Daggett Brook pounded S. Long Lake 15-7 in the Central Victory League. Huber had 3-for-3 with two doubles and a grand slam. MacFarland went 6-for-6 with two doubles and a triple for six RBIs. Hendricks went 3-for-5.

80 years ago (1942)

(Adv.) Clip Your Budget with These Coupons! Cheese – 2-lb. box 45 cents; New Potatoes – 10 lbs. 29 cents; Ground Beef – lb. 19 cents; Haddock Fillets – lb. 33 cents; Branded Beef Short Ribs – lb. 14 cents; Fly Swatters – 5 cents; Matches – carton of 6 boxes – 21 cents. Red Owl Markets.

100 years ago (1922)

The prelude to last night's rain storm was a terrific bolt of lightning that struck the Brown home at 624 Bluff Ave. It shattered the house and damaged every room. It tore plaster from every room, broke all the floors upstairs, threw furniture about, tore doors off their hinges, broke joists and knocked the building off its foundation. There were no injuries.

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