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This Was Brainerd - June 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.

Clipping from June 15, 1942, newspaper
Rubber collections in Brainerd over Monday came to about 12 tons, maybe more, according to Carl Wright. Gas stations are paying one-cent per pound, and any profits from the collections will go to the USO for service to our troops. If the rubber drive is a success it will make it less likely we'll have gas rationing.
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JUNE 15

20 years ago (2002)

Clarence Turner, owner of Peterson Towing, sued the city last week, claiming the city breached an agreement with his firm. The city council has revoked Peterson Towing's conditional use permit issued 11 years ago which allowed Turner to store cars in his lot on Buffalo Hills Lane.

30 years ago (1992)

The way was cleared to begin the renovation of the Brainerd city hall after the council approved construction contracts except for a few minor changes. Council member Gene Goedker joked that city offices should remain at their temporary site in the old armory so they could enjoy the built-in waterfall (a leaky roof in one of the offices).

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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)

Bids for the new Brainerd fire station came in about $64,000 less than the engineer's estimate of $490,000 – for a cost of $426,623. All three portions of the cost – general construction, mechanical construction and electrical work – came in under the estimates.

60 years ago (1962)

Experience may be the best teacher, but George Ashmore of Ohio is a brand new angler. On his first fishing trip he tried his luck at Gull Lake and caught a 6-10 walleye on his first day. The next day he brought in a 7-11 walleye. Both were caught on minnows and entered in the King's Sporting Goods contest.

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) Rubber collections in Brainerd over Monday came to about 12 tons, maybe more, according to Carl Wright. Gas stations are paying one-cent per pound, and any profits from the collections will go to the USO for service to our troops. If the rubber drive is a success it will make it less likely we'll have gas rationing.

100 years ago (1922)

“Jock” Dryburgh, instructor at the Brainerd Country Club, played the course in two over par 38, par being 36. He recorded a birdie 4 on the par-5 eighth hole, a 458-yard dog leg. Dryburgh cut the corner on his second shot, with his ball landing a few yards from the green.

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