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Elsye McGuire takes daily walks around Baker Park and Lake Boulevard. She will celebrate her 100th birthday Thursday in her hometown of Cass Lake. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Elsye McGuire to celebrate 100th birthday Thursday

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On Aug. 20, 1909, Mary Schaak gave birth in a lumber camp on Kitchie Lake. She and her husband, Steve, named the baby girl Elsye.

"No bridges, no roads - when I was baptized, they had to take me by boat to St. Charles' (Catholic Church in Cass Lake)," said Elsye McGuire.

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