This Was Brainerd - May 24

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

This truck belonged to Silas Hall's Transfer Line just after World War I. It was used for hauling freight from the NP (Northern Pacific Railroad) depot to stores around town as well as for other kinds of moving. The picture was taken in front of the railroad freight office. Before the truck, Silas Hal used teams of horses and wagons which he kept at 415 Main (now Washington Street). Source: Brainerd Minnesota 1871 - 1971. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.

MAY 24

20 years ago (2002)

Katie Boran may be one of the smallest Warrior softball players but she was a giant killer yesterday. She went three-for-three, drew a walk, scored four runs and had an RBI as Brainerd downed Alexandria 15-5. Jvonne Larson also starred, going 4-for-5 and getting five RBIs.

30 years ago (1992)

Brainerd High School grad Todd Revenig, playing for the Huntsville Stars in the Class AA Southern League, recorded three saves last week to take over the league lead in that department. Revenig has 11 saves, a 1.31 ERA and has struck out 15 in 20 innings. Opponents are batting just .141 against him.


40 years ago (1982)

Marjory Luce, a 70-year-old retired school teacher who lives in the Whitefish chain area, says she will give incumbent Democrat James Oberstar “a run for his money” in the November election. Mrs. Luce was endorsed at their Duluth convention by 8th District Republicans. “I was flabbergasted,” she said.

60 years ago (1962)

Three Brainerd youngsters were taken into custody in Glencoe last night after running away from home yesterday morning. They had left for school but never arrived. Police aren't sure how the youngsters, ages 10, 11 and 11, got to Glencoe, 150 miles south of here, but assumed they hitchhiked.

80 years ago (1942)

Memorial Day will be celebrated May 30, beginning with a firing squad marching to the Laurel Street Bridge and a salute being fired. From there, a parade, with William Turcotte as marshal, will march to the cemetery where the graves of war dead will be decorated and rifle salutes fired.

100 years ago (1922)

(Adv.) Dentistry at Money Saving Prices! If you need dental work, don't wait a minute longer. Special Introductory Prices. Set of teeth, guaranteed fit – uppers or lowers - $15 each. Crown and bridgework - $7. Extractions – 50 cents each. Practically painless methods. Work guaranteed for 10 years. The Dr. Burrill Dentists.


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