This Was Brainerd - June 16

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



20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) The fly-in last weekend at the Brainerd-Crow Wing Regional Airport brought in many planes, including this Long EZ experimental plane owned by Jim Gabrick of Baxter. It barely holds two people but cruises at 185 mph. Gabrick, a retired airline pilot, has over 900 flight hours in this plane that he totally rebuilt.

30 years ago (1992)

The county board kept reaching wrong numbers as it debated four proposals for long distance telephone service. U.S. Link was the low bidder at $2,189 per month but required a two-year contract. That brought opposition from Mary Koep, but the low bid prevailed on a 4-1 vote.


40 years ago (1982)

A deputy sheriff on patrol near Hwys 210 and 25 saw a woman leading a German shepherd on a rope and acting strangely. When he spoke to her she ordered the dog to attack. Retreating to his car, he recognized the woman as a former state hospital patient. He called two employees to the scene and the woman told the dog to attack them. The deputy shot the dog, which survived.

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60 years ago (1962)

(Adv.) Playing now at the Paramount Theatre – House of Hits – see Elvis Presley in “Follow That Dream.” At the Brainerd it's Chuck Connors and Kamala Devi starring in the word for fury . . . the word for attack . . . the word for adventure is “Geronimo.”

80 years ago (1942)

Anglers who are after crappies, sunfish and large and smallmouth bass are ready to go June 21 in the state's northern zone. Limits for crappies are 15 daily and 25 in possession. Bass are 6 daily and 12 in possession. Anglers are reminded that the walleye limit is eight daily and 12 in possession.

100 years ago (1922)

A kid's circus was given at 719 S. Broadway, and the “big top” was a conglomeration of tent sections, sheets, quilts, etc. Net receipts, which were divided among the participants, came to 23 cents. The only catastrophe was an umbrella which turned inside-out. Confectionary dealers in the neighborhood were invited to distribute samples.


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