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Allen's towingAllen’s Service started in 1958 out of a small gas station with two service bays. As a locally owned and operated towing company, we have over 40 years of experience that we apply to every job. All of our drivers are licensed, bonded, and experienced in operating a tow truck and providing basic car maintenance. We operate a fleet of over twenty late-model flatbeds, wreckers and landoll.

The entire team is dedicated to making your life easier and providing you with unbeatable prices and unmatched services. Our business was awarded American Towman award in 2009.

They operate from two different locations – Savage and Lakeville.
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Fort CargillToday, September 7, 2020 marks the 78th anniversary of when construction began on the first ship built at Port Cargill. When the U.S. entered World War II in 1941, the military realized they needed additional ships to support the U.S. Navy’s efforts in the Pacific region. Before World War II, Cargill, Inc. had become known for building large barges to haul grain. This reputation, combined with the large local labor pool, prompted the Navy to select Savage as the site for a new military shipyard in 1942. The wartime labor shortage led to women being allowed to work in shipyards for the first time, and they made up a quarter of the workforce at Savage.

To handle the new, larger ships that would be constructed at the shipyard, the Minnesota River had to be dredged. The river was normally only 3.5 feet deep, but it was dredged for fourteen miles to a minimum depth of nine feet. This work cost $250,000.

The yard’s first ship, named the USS Agawam, was launched on May 6, 1943, in front of a crowd of cheering shipyard supporters. The ships were launched publicly, to increase morale. At one such event, five identical sisters launched five boats simultaneously. The internationally famous young women were the world’s first surviving quintuplets, and the event drew some 15,000 people
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Anna and Arthur SuelAnna and Arthur Suel, Glendale (Savage) pioneers. Photo 1885.
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George Allen House built 1888The house was built by George Allen in 1888 who died of pneumonia during the building process. The home remained in the Allen family until 1908, when it was purchased by the McColl family, who owned it until 1984.
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Hamilton Station1890 - Hamilton Station - downtown Savage.
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George and Mary AllenSiblings, George and Mary Allen around 1894.
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Flooded Savage early 1900sThe Minnesota River over its banks at the Savage bridge...the Taj Mahal in the background...which was the site of the Dan Patch stables. The whole valley is covered in water.
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Picture postcard for Savage Minnesota including: St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dan Patch and the Dan Patch stables.
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1910 wedding of George Allen and Margaret EganWedding of George Allen and Margaret Egan
Martin Allen and Jane Egan witnesses.
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1909 and 1910 Savage Pacers Baseball TeamLeft to right first row - Fred Coakley, Tom Duffy, Andy Studer, Norm Dahlberg and Tom Fahey. Second row - Mark McDonald, George
Allen Sr., Ernie Sanderson, George Coakley and Mike Zeller.
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George and Joe Kearney at Savage depot 1915George holding his son "George Joseph" Kearney at the Savage Depot. This station has been moved twice from its original location. In 1973 it was moved to Murphy's Landing in Shakopee and then it was moved back to Savage in 2006. The book "The Chicago And Northwestern In Minnesota" (Luecke, 1990) claims this station was built in 1883.
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Marion Savage Summer Home 1916Located in Bloomington, it overlooked Marion Savage's stables in"Savage". Shown are Rose, Henry, Rosella, Mary and Esther Sheridan.
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Savage Pacer Masthead 20192019 Masthead for the Savage Pacer.
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Antler's ParkLakeville's Antler's Park around 1925.
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Anna and Arthur Suel1932 - Anna and Arthur Suel, Glendale (Savage) pioneers.
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Savage Village HallSavage Village Hall circa 1935 along with fire hall.
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Christmas decorations 1945Exterior Christmas tree at the Gene and Mary Kearney home Christmas 1945.
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Eli Kearney homeLocated in downtown Savage near the present St. John the Baptist school.
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Exterior of the Kearney Store Savage A slightly different angle showing the Kearney Grocery Store, Savage.
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Kearney's storeTerry Kearney, 1947 inside his parents Gene and Mary Kearney's store.
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Terry Kearney in dad's delivery truck 1947Terry Kearney, son of Gene and Mary, who operated a grocery store in Savage, is shown
in their delivery truck. The building in the right of the photo was once the Berrisford and then Garvey Store and today
the Razor's Edge Barbershop.
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Spring Lake Club DancingSavage and Prior Lake friends at Spring Lake Club, located on Highway 13, two miles west of Prior Lake and seven miles south of Shakopee.

Bernie Schweich, Betty Suel, Eileen, Cy and Rita Schweich and Bud Brost. Photo compliments of Terry Kearney.
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Exterior of the Kearney Grocery Store, Savage, MN.1950 - The Kearney Grocery Store owned and operated by Gene and Mary Kearney in downtown Savage.
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Dan Patch Days 1951An early photo of the popular community festival.
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1953 Dan Patch ParadeA scene from the 1953 Dan Patch Parade in Savage.
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1954 Dan Patch DaysBETTY OSTER, MARY KEARNEY & KATHYRN MCQUISTON IN COSTUME.
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1954 Dan Patch The color guard begins the parade.
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Gene and Mary Pat Kearney at their store in SavageKearney Grocery Store owners Gene and Mary in Savage 1954.
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Kearney Grocery, Savage with new exteriorKearney Grocery Store, downtown Savage, owned by Gene and Mary Kearney, as it looked in 1954.
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Dan Patch Days 1954The Kiddie parade during the 1954 Dan Patch Days.
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