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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 6

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

Two men talk strategy outside of a racecar at the Minnesota State Fair.
Crew chief Russ Ebert of Lakeshore is shown discussing strategy with veteran racer Dick Trickle before the Miller 300 at the Minn. State Fair. Trickle and Ebert fought through two rain delays and were rewarded with a victory after running as far back as 19<sup>th</sup>. Trickle, backed by Ebert, also won the Miller 300 last year.
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SEPTEMBER 6

20 years ago (2002)

The DNR will begin culling deer near an Aitkin farm where an elk found with chronic wasting disease was found dead last week. Ten teams will assemble to hunt deer within a two-mile radius of the farm over five days. There are believed to be 200-300 deer in that 9-square mile area, but will consider it successful to shoot between 50 and 100 deer.

30 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Crew chief Russ Ebert of Lakeshore is shown discussing strategy with veteran racer Dick Trickle before the Miller 300 at the Minn. State Fair. Trickle and Ebert fought through two rain delays and were rewarded with a victory after running as far back as 19th. Trickle, backed by Ebert, also won the Miller 300 last year.

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40 years ago (1982)

Judge Henry W. Longfellow, 67, died this morning at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a retired county court judge. He had been a resident here since 1946 and was a veteran of WWII. A member of numerous organizations, he was a strong booster of Brainerd sports and was a football standout at Northwestern University.

60 years ago (1962)

(Adv.) Two big nights at the Gull Drive-In Theatre! Tonight, it's horror with “Doctor Blood's Coffin,” starring Kieron Moore and Hazel Court, plus “The Snake Woman,” as a teen-age beauty turns into a deadly reptile. Tomorrow, it's “The Naked Edge,” starring Gary Cooper and Deborah Kerr, plus “The Hoodlum Priest” with Don Murray.

80 years ago (1942)

The new teacher's training course in Brainerd schools will open next week at Washington High School. Final approval of the class of 14, all high rank graduates of their high schools, was received from the state. They will be a separate unit but will associate with the Junior College. Graduates will be able to teach at rural schools.

100 years ago (1922)

Ralph Russell, employed at the Brockway Grocery, lives at the lakes near Merrifield and drives to work each day. This morning his Hudson car crawled at just a few mph, so he took it to the Lively Garage. They found his carburetor was stuffed with acorns, placed there overnight by squirrels preparing for the coming winter.

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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 1923.

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