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Public Square in SavageA brief history of the Savage Public Square - undated clipping, year 2008 from the Savage Pacer.
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Hanora Carr EganHanora 1809 - 1894 lived in Credit River, which is now part of Savage. She was the mother of Mariah Egan Gallagher who lived in Burnsville, her husband Michael Gallagher.
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M.W. Savage horseshoe teamA member of the M.W. Savage horseshoe team.
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St. Francis Hospital Shakopee 1940sDepending on what portion of Burnsville you lived, the selection of hospital locations included: Shakopee, Farmington, St. Paul or Minneapolis.
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Marion Savage Summer Home - BloomingtonThe Masonic Home, which established itself in what was the Marion Savage Summer home, maintains a museum about themselves including information on Marion Savage and Dan Patch.

From its beginning in 1918 with the purchase of a 271-acre estate owned by Marion W. Savage (titleholder of the famous pacing horse, Dan Patch), into the 21st century with its continuum of care community, Minnesota Masonic Home has provided a beautiful and comforting home to many.

Once a remote location on a dirt road called Norman Dale, the Home began modestly, providing living quarters for 150 residents.
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McCann Park - family member namesThe McCann's John and Mary arrived in Glendale Township in 1855 settling on property that would remain with the family until 1975.
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Howard's StandardHoward's Standard,Highway 13, Savage. 1964 Dan Patch Days ad.
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News from Savage (and Burnsville) 1911June 30, 1911 - Dakota County Tribune:

George Hurley of our village and Miss Annie Dowdle of St. Paul were married in St. Paul on Tuesday and after a short bridal tour will commence housekeeping in Savage...

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Laffery of Prior Lake visited friends here on Saturday.

Henry Coffey, who rented his farm here in October and took a trip with his wife to Seattle, Wash, has been here on business for a few days...
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M. Hynes fire in Hamilton- Savagge 1894March 1, 1894 Shakopee Argus reports:

Yesterday morning about 3:00 our peaceful slumbers were aroused by piercing cries of fire... the store of M. Hynes was almost entirely destroyed by fire...
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Minnesota Natural GasMinnesota Natural Gas when located in Savage.
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Razors Edge Barbershop once Berrisford storeThe R is missing in this 2018 photo of Savage's longest running barbershop. For over 50 years Jens Bohn who died in 2018 proudly defined himself as a Real Barber, at the shop which was once the Berrisford Store in Burnsville.
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McCann ParkThis park recognizes the John and Mary McCann family who farmed this land for over a century.
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Marion Savage, Dan and Dazel PatchDazzle Patch was the son of Dan Patch. International Stock Food Company was owned by Marion Savage. Savage bought record breaking harness race horse Dan Patch to help promote his business. Dan Patch set the world record for the fastest mile (1 minute, 55 seconds) by a harness horse in 1906. Consequently, Dan Patch is featured on many International Stock Food Products. The horse and his owner had a close connection: Dan Patch died July 11, 1916; Savage died of a heart attack a few days later. Dan Patch became less significant as America embraced the automobile. Ironically, Savage started manufacturing the Dan Patch automobile in 1911.
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The Michael Egan family - Glendale (Savage)This 1896 photo shows Michael, wife Mary Jane Garvey Egan, and children - Jane, May, William, Margaret, Edward and George. The farm was located at what is now Egan Drive and Joppa Avenue.
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Savage State Bank adThis ad appeared in a number of the Dan Patch booklets published in the 1960s for the yearly event.
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Ed Hanson BarbershopLocated in Downtown Savage shown is Jess LaValle and Ed Hanson.
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Masthead for the Savage Review 1990The Savage Review was a monthly newsletter written and edited by Del Stelling to serve the community of Savage.
Here is an example of its masthead also showing a line drawing of the City Hall.
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Dan Patch Lounge and Liquor StoreExterior lights sign on the downtown lounge and liquor store.
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Jim Brady opens town's first pharmacy 1964Jim Brady Drugs, Savage's first drug store is observing its grand opening. Jim Brady, resides in Burnsville.
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Pacers vs oldtimers renewing memories From the scrapbook of Marian Bohn 1978 - 1979. Present day and past Savage Pacers play ball. During early years Burnsville residents may have been on this team. August 15, 1979.
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Ben and Grace Morlock married 54 years1980 Ben and Grace Morlock of Savage celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.
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Retiring Savage firemen cited for years of service 1981January 6, 1981 Burnsville Sun reports: Ed and Earl McQuiston, Clem Gerold and Joe Thelen retire as long time Savage and earlier Burnsville area fire fighters. Prior to Burnsville having a fire department, Savage served much of the area.
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Bob Allen diesNovember 3, 1981 Burnsville Sun reports on the death of life long resident Bob Allen, son of Michael and Susan Allen...
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Vine Street BarAn old building erected during the early part of the century, for years housed the Vine Street Bar in Savage. The building at the corner of 123rd Street and Ottawa Avenue was torn down several years ago and replaced by the structure now occupied by Evergreen Restaurant. (Photo ran February 2, 1982 Burnsville Sun).
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Michael Egan homeMichael Egan home, Savage before being burnt for development.
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Savage Bridge 1976A view of the "Savage Bridge" leading to Hennepin County.
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Kearney's V StoreAugust 4, 1976 Burnsville Current photo of Kearney's Variety Store.
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Savage BarbersBurnsville Current August 4, 1976 features Downtown Savage including - Savage Barbers owned by Ray Wagener.
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Razors Edge BarbersAugust 4, 1976 Burnsville Current features downtown Savage including Razors Edge Barbershop owned by Jens Bohn along with Jim Visnovec. This building is the Berrisford Store moved from Burnsville around 1902.
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Savage LibraryAugust 4, 1976 Burnsville Current features Downtown Savage. The Savage Library, a branch of the Scott County Library system is housed in the original Savage Bank Building.
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