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Friday, March 5, 2004
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Many of City's Hotels Destroyed by Fire
♦  Brainerd has had about 25 hotels in it's hundred years of history but most of them have now disappeared with many of them being victims of fire.

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1st Firemen Paid Dollar To Belong The Brainerd Fire department
♦  The Brainerd Fire Department was organized Feb. 13, 1872, in Askew billiard hall with 37 men paying one dollar each to belong. A. D. McNannay was appointed to maintain the well and buckets on Block 47; water came from three wells in town.

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