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This Was Brainerd - May 26

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

Newspaper clipping with photo of Lt. Hortense McKay.
Lt. Hortense McKay, Army nurse from Brainerd, is safe in Australia with the other nurses evacuated from the island of Corregidor. Army and Navy planes rescued them just as the island fell to the Japanese. Lt. McKay is shown here at left when she arrived in the Philippines on Feb. 20.<br/>
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MAY 26

20 years ago (2002)

Four people were arrested at Lum Park Sunday after a minor car accident led to a fight involving 30-50 people. When police arrived they were overwhelmed by the crowd and two officers were injured, causing them to call for backup. One of those arrested called police racist, which Chief John Bolduc strongly disputed.

30 years ago (1992)

Sheriff's deputy Jim Peterson found more than he was looking for last night. A motorist said he had hit a deer on Hwy 371. Peterson found a dead doe and went into the woods to see if a fawn might be there. Suddenly a man leaped up and ran. Peterson tackled him three times before subduing him. Turns out he is an escapee from the N. Dakota State Penitentiary.

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40 years ago (1982)

Junior Dave Ace hurled a one-hitter and the Warriors pounded Park Rapids 15-1 in five innings in the regular season finale. Ace aided his own efforts by getting three hits. The big inning for Brainerd was seven runs in the fourth, featuring a three-run triple by Tom Smith, who had 5 RBIs overall.

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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.

60 years ago (1962)

A vintage airplane, built in 1927, stopped in Brainerd this morning to refuel. It is a Ford tri-motor originally purchased by Northwest Airlines. It was later sold to a private party and transported to Hawaii by boat. It was at Hickham Field when the Japanese attacked in 1941, and was shot full of holes when Japanese strafed the field.

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) Lt. Hortense McKay, Army nurse from Brainerd, is safe in Australia with the other nurses evacuated from the island of Corregidor. Army and Navy planes rescued them just as the island fell to the Japanese. Lt. McKay is shown here at left when she arrived in the Philippines on Feb. 20.

100 years ago (1922)

The Brainerd Country Club has its new mower, a horse drawn triplex, at work on the grounds. All grass will be mowed short. A five-ton roller is also in use. The ladies raised $250 at a recent social event and a temporary clubhouse will be built. A blind bogey tournament for the men and a putting contest for the women will be staged next week.

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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.