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The caption reads: OLD WASHINGTON HIGH Built in 1884, the building was destroyed by fire in 1929.

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Text of the caption: PIONEER BRAINERD This was Front Street, Brainerd, in 1871, less than a year after a settlement had been started here. The buildings shown above were located somewhere west of Sixth street. Notice the heavy forest at … Continue reading

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¬†Transcription of the caption: FIRST SCHOOL This is the first school building of Crow Wing District No. 1 situated between Old Crow Wing and the highway. The first owner of the picture, which is now the property of the Crow … Continue reading

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Old Pictures of Brainerd, Minnesota

Good Evening, My Aunt Elsie (Walker) Everest kept diaries and scrapbooks for about 40 years, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere in the blog. Just tonight as I was browsing a scrapbook titled “Scraps and Snaps” I came across a number of … Continue reading

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Caption transcribed below: TEACHER AND PUPILS ABOUT 1890 Shown above is Mrs. Henry Linneman (Emily Murphy) with some of her pupils of the third grade. The picture was taken at the old Washington High. The high school and grade pupils … Continue reading

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Caption is transcribed below: 1904 BRAINERD NINE Brainerd’s 1904 baseball club braved studio floodlights to pose for this photo. Among its personnel was a former Brainerd chief of police, Tom Templeton (second from left, back row). Pictured here are (left … Continue reading

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I’m not sure how readable the caption is so it’s transcribed below. BULLET JOE AND BUDDIES Brainerd will long remember the 1922 baseball team it presented, one which started Bullet Joe Bush on his way to major league fame with … Continue reading

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1908 CHAMPIONS This 1908 Brainerd High School football team went undefeated through eight games. Members of the squad were, left to right, top row, James B. (Jimmy) Templeton, Harry J. (Cussie) Carlson, George (Ox) Mahood, James H. (Happy) Alderman, Charles … Continue reading

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ELKS MINSTREL SHOW This cast of the Elks Minstrel show in 1907 or 1908 included members of many well-known Branerd families of that time. The minstrel show was one of the high points of Brainerd’s social season for several years. … Continue reading

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