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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 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.

Newspaper illustration of "Bullet Joe" Bush
Brainerd's own “Bullet Joe” Bush, Yankee pitcher, is featured in a story in the Chicago Daily Journal, calling him the Wonder of All the “Come-Backs.” It tells how the hero of the 1913 World Series injured his arm, silencing his torrid fastball. With his new “fork” ball he leads the American League in wins, and is the top batting pitcher at .340 average.
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SEPTEMBER 15

20 years ago (2002)

It was a football game that, unfortunately, one team had to lose. Brainerd and Moorhead ended regulation in a scoreless tie and went to OT. Moorhead scored and kicked the point to lead 7-0. Then Brainerd scored and faced the decision – two for the win or one for the tie. “We didn't play that hard to go for a tie,” said Coach Ron Stolski. QB Chris Klabo slanted in and the Warriors won their third in a row, 8-7.

30 years ago (1992)

Senior Turena Johnson won the individual to lead the Warrior girls' cross country team to victory in the 16-team Lucky Lindy Invitational at Little Falls. She covered the 3,200-meter route at the Little Falls Golf Course in 11:53. Brainerd's Jaime Mueller was 10th overall at 12:31, and Jayne Matthieu 16th at 12:44.

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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)

Two of three incumbents in contested area races were ousted by voters in the primary election yesterday. Dist. 2 county commissioner Al Hauge was beaten by Ted Dullum and Howard Peterson, who will square off in November. County Court Judge Darrell Sears was topped by Bob Kautz and Marianne Milloy, who will compete in the general.

60 years ago (1962)

(Adv.) At the Paramount Theatre tonight! The last time to see the First Tarzan Spectacular. “Tarzan Goes to India,” in a new fabulous adventure, starring Jock Mahoney, and Jai, the Elephant Boy, plus Gajendra, King of the Elephants.

80 years ago (1942)

“Sitting under a palm tree eating cocoanuts,” is the way that Bill Neal, Brainerd soldier, describes the pastime of American troops in New Guinea. In a “V” letter received today by his parents, the soldier says that “we left Australia all right,” and the Yanks are all set to “give the Japs plenty of hell.”

100 years ago (1922)

(Photo) Brainerd's own “Bullet Joe” Bush, Yankee pitcher, is featured in a story in the Chicago Daily Journal, calling him the Wonder of All the “Come-Backs.” It tells how the hero of the 1913 World Series injured his arm, silencing his torrid fastball. With his new “fork” ball he leads the American League in wins, and is the top batting pitcher at .340 average.

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