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Friday, March 5, 2004
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Brainerd owes its existence to Northern Pacific Railroad
♦  The city owes its existence and much of its importance to the Northern Pacific Railway. Before it was decided that the railroad would come to the area, there was no Brainerd and no thought of a settlement here.

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Railroad Strike in 1922 Split Brainerd at Seams
♦  A nationwide railroad strike in 1922 set Brainerd in a turmoil. Unrest and bitterness prevailed in the angry town for years to follow. Of the 1,400 strikers, many were black-balled from Northern Pacific shops when the eight-month strike closed.

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Hubert Railway Station Busy
♦  The railroad station at Lake Hubert buzzed with the gay sounds of vacationists and resorters in the early 1900's.

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