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A Ladies Library and Reading Club formed in 1899, meeting on the second floor of the fire hall on the northwest corner of Second and Main Avenue. (Submitted photo)

Library to celebrate centennial Wednesday

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It was 1909.

U.S. explorer Robert Peary was declared the first man to reach the North Pole.

Henry Ford's Model T - "the car for the multitudes" - had hit the market.


Mary Pickford claimed fame in the starring role of "Her First Biscuits."

And Park Rapids' Andrew Carnegie Library began welcoming patrons on West 2nd Street.

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