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Kearney StoreA view of the Kearney Store around 1951. This was a Camp Savage building.
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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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Shopping at Kearney's in SavageInterior photo of Kearney's Grocery in Savage, Mn. Owned and operated by Gene and Mary Kearney.
1954.
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Interior of the Kearney Grocery, Savage Minnesota1954 - Interior of the Kearney Grocery store, Savage Minnesota.
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Tom Kearney 1955 and St. James Lutheran ChurchTom Kearney in front yard with St. James Lutheran Church in background.
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Dan Patch Parade 1956This annual community festival celebrates race horse Dan Patch and owner Marion Savage.
The town was originally named Hamilton and renamed in honor of Marion Savage.
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1957 Dan Patch DaysCousins Laurie McCoy and Jim Kearney at Dan Patch Days.
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Savage Fire Department1961 Savage Fire Truck. Before Burnsville had a fire department, fire situations were usually handled by Savage or Rosemount fire fighters.
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PDF - Savage becomes a little giant of IndustryDouble click to open ....
St Paul Dispatch newspaper article 1962.
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Jim Brady Drugs1963 ad for Jim Brady Drugs.
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Kearney's V StoreOwned by Gene and Mary Kearney, located in Downtown Savage. Next to the Variety Store was their grocery store. - 1960s.
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Credit River 1965The year of the great flood, Credit River, downtown Savage is shown.
The Credit River issues from a small lake in the city of Elko New Market in southeastern Scott County, and flows generally northward through the townships of New Market and Credit River and the city of Savage. It flows into the Minnesota River from the south in Savage, approximately 14 miles (22 km) south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis.
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Savage Fire Department1965 Flood crews by the Savage Fire Department. Before Burnsville had its own fire department, Savage and Rosemount were utilized for fire services.
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1966 Dan Patch DaysSHARON AND SUSAN ALLEN IN PARADE
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Elect Gene Kearney 1967Born in Burnsville, residing in Savage business owner Gene Kearney runs for village clerk.
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Credit River 1969The Credit River watershed is located in Scott County, Minnesota. Credit River begins in New Market Township and flows generally north through Credit River Township before discharging into the Minnesota River in the city of Savage.
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Antler's Park torn downMay, 1974 The tearing down of Antler's Park's original buildings.
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1976 - Dan Patch Days Button design for the annual event honoring Dan Patch and owner Marion Savage.
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Mark Egan service1976 - Dan Patch Days booklet - ad for Mark Egan's service station.
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Savage fire station torn downA Savage landmark, the old fire station on the banks of the Credit River (downtown Savage) was demolished by a wrecking crew. Prior to Burnsville having a fire department, Savage was one of the crews called.
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The Savage PacerThe Savage Pacer newspaper masthead 1994. Although its emphasis is Savage news, Burnsville is often covered, especially School District news.
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Highway 13 Amoco Savage.1996 clipping showing Highway 13 Amoco.
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Riley Building Saave, torn downMarch 6, 1999 Savage Pacer - the historic Riley Building was torn down.

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Riley’s was the hot spot in Savage
By Nancy Huddleston, Editor

During the early years, Riley’s Hall was the place to be on Friday nights. “There were some wild dances up there on the second floor,” said John McCarthy, who still lives in downtown Savage.

The Riley Building is probably best known to people passing through downtown as the old antique building. But over the years it also housed an auto parts dealership, a television repair and sales business, and a print shop.

It was torn down this week to make way for a new mixed-use facility that will contain market-rate senior housing and retail office space and is being built by the City of Savage and the Scott County HRA.

Long before the building fell into disrepair, it was the center of activity in the village of Savage. It was built by the Riley family and they ran a general store out of the first floor and a dance hall on the second floor and sold ice out of an icehouse in the back yard…
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Dan Patch StablesDan Patch Stables and track in Savage. In the left corner appears the summer home of Marion Savage in Bloomington, on the bluffs overlooking Savage.
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Dan Patch Electric Line between Savage and BloomingtonSection of the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction company's line between Savage and Bloomington. June 24, 1910 Minneapolis Star Tribune archives.
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