There's nothing quite as wholesome as a county fair. The Crow Wing County Fair under way this week in Brainerd is a prime example. Farmers, city folks and even the tourists will have plenty to see at the fair.
30 years ago (1974)
Long overdue rain, totaling nearly 3 inches, fell during Thursday night and early this morning in the Brainerd area to the delight of local farmers and the forestry department.
40 years ago (1964)
A coffee club of downtown Brainerd men which meets twice a day in the Hub Cafe once again has a trophy figure of a man and a bull to stimulate the members conversation. The trophy was presented to the club nearly 20 years ago by Earle Akre who operated a downtown cafe where the club met during the 40's.
60 years ago (1944)
In a softball game reminiscent of pre-war days, two teams, the Lions and Rotarians, battled it out for seven innings with the Lions coming out the winner 6-5 in the last of the seventh inning.
80 years ago (1924)
Sometime when you feel like you could eat $4 worth, treat yourself to an honest to goodness meal at Grandview Lodge for only $1.
100 years ago (1904)
There will be a big dance at Jones Sylvan Lake Summer Hotel, Aug. 5. Tickets including supper will be $1 per couple. Carriages will be waiting at Sylvan Station meeting all trains from Brainerd and conveying guests to the hotel.
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