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This Was Brainerd - June 30

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

Map of Big Island on Whitefish Lake.
Rapid progress was reported on development of camping facilities on Big Island in Whitefish Lake. The county board was told that the management committee has established eight campsites on Big Island, and one each on Steamboat and Little Islands. All sites will have a privy.
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JUNE 30

20 years ago (2002)

Viola Swenson of Crosby doesn't like to stay home. She boarded the county transit bus to do some shopping in Brainerd today, the county system's first day of operation. Stu Tufford was another Crosby passenger. He no longer drives and says he can afford the trip several times a week - $4 round trip, Crosby to Brainerd.

30 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Rapid progress was reported on development of camping facilities on Big Island in Whitefish Lake. The county board was told that the management committee has established eight campsites on Big Island, and one each on Steamboat and Little Islands. All sites will have a privy.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) The 13th Annual Season of the Brainerd Community College Summer Theatre presents the mystery thriller . . . “Ladies in Retirement.” July 7 – 10 at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the air conditioned comfort in the Chalberg Theatre. Tickets are $3.50 – Seniors are $2.50. Reservations recommended.

60 years ago (1962)

A Brainerd woman, age 83, had plans to buy special $30 glasses to help her failing eyesight and special $65 shoes to help her crippled leg. But after leaving a grocery store with her granddaughter, she somehow lost her billfold with $132, her entire savings. Her only income is a monthly welfare check.

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) This large pile containing 9 tons of scrap rubber was collected at the Riverview Service Station at 1st and Washington Streets. It's only one of several similar rubber collections made at service stations in Brainerd. The scrap rubber drive continues until July 10.

100 years ago (1922)

If the people of Brainerd fail to buy buttons which will help fund the 50th Anniversary Celebration, it won't be for fault of the Brainerd Lions Club. A truckload of them, many in costumes, went through the city today and will again tomorrow. They were singing, shouting, dancing and roaring – so buy a button from them.

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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.

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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.