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progress_on_statue_2017.pdf
Artist makes progress on statue of Dan Patch 2017September 30, 2017 Savage Pacer reports: The design for the Dan Patch and M.W. Savage sculpture going up in Savage next year has been approved. Alexa King of Madison Wisconsin was commissioned for the project.
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Savage LibraryOnce the Savage bank and later the town library.
quality_dealership_award.pdf
Quality dealer award given to George Allen Dodge, SavageA second article features the award given to the long running dealership in Savage. The dealership was founded in 1915 by George Allen Sr., (then a Ford dealership.)
quentin.pdf
Savage to repair Quentin Avenue Bridge 2017 City of Savage to repair Quentin Avenue bridge on Monday

By Britt Johnsen bjohnsen@swpub.com Dec 2, 2017

City of Savage officials will pay for repairs to the Quentin Avenue bridge early next week after it was damaged in a fatal crash on Nov. 5.

But that’s not exactly what the city had wanted. City Engineer Seng Thongvanh said the city was interested in taking the bridge out altogether. Officials met with Canadian Pacific Railway in mid-November. The railroad owns the rights to the corridor where the bridge sits.

Despite the city’s wishes, the railroad company didn’t want to remove the bridge.

“Our hands were a little bit tied,” Thongvanh said. “They wanted it to remain in place.”

Bridge repair is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4. The road will not close and drivers won’t be affected, he said. A company out of Burnsville called Kraemer North America will repair the bridge back to the condition it was in before the fatal crash last month. The fixes were quoted to cost no more than $15,775.

“The structural portion of the bridge is still good. We just have some boards out there that need to be replaced,” Thongvanh said.

City Administrator Barry Stock said the costs of the project are not significant and are considered ordinary maintenance.

“The temporary solution is… let’s just fix it so that it doesn’t present a dangerous situation if somebody were to run into it again,” Stock said.
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Quentin Avenue Bridge 2020Name CP Quentin Avenue Bridge
Built By Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Canadian Pacific Railway
Length 46 Feet Total, 28 Foot Main Span
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 10 Feet 6 Inches
Superstructure Type Steel Stringer and Trestle
Substructure Type Timber Pile
Date Built 1923
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is Closed)
Current Status Closed to All Traffic
Significance Local Significance
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Quentin Avenue Bridge 2020Name CP Quentin Avenue Bridge
Built By Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Canadian Pacific Railway
Length 46 Feet Total, 28 Foot Main Span
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 10 Feet 6 Inches
Superstructure Type Steel Stringer and Trestle
Substructure Type Timber Pile
Date Built 1923
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is Closed)
Current Status Closed to All Traffic
Significance Local Significance
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Quentin Avenue Bridge 2020Name CP Quentin Avenue Bridge
Built By Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Canadian Pacific Railway
Length 46 Feet Total, 28 Foot Main Span
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 10 Feet 6 Inches
Superstructure Type Steel Stringer and Trestle
Substructure Type Timber Pile
Date Built 1923
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is Closed)
Current Status Closed to All Traffic
Significance Local Significance
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Back of Savage Historical QuiltThe historical quilt displayed in the window of the Savage Library has the look of a photo negative from the reverse side.
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The Quinn House - SavageThe Quinn house stood on the site of the Savage State Bank's 1960's location in downtown Savage.
racewaypark.pdf
April 1965 ad for Raceway Park SavageRaceway Park, was a 1/4 mile Asphalt oval race track located near Valleyfair between Savage and Shakopee, Minnesota. Raceway Park was sanctioned by NASCAR Home Tracks It earlier was a dirt track. The track announced on its Facebook page that it was permanently closing after the 2013 season on September 1, 2013
raceway_park_closing.pdf
Raceway Park ClosingBefore there was Valley Fair or Canterbury Park - Raceway Park between Savage and Shakopee provided weekend excitement.

Opening in 1954, Raceway Park, was a 1/4 mile Asphalt oval race track located near Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota. Raceway Park was sanctioned by NASCAR Home Tracks It earlier was a dirt track.
Ray_Eagan_first_class.pdf
Ray Eagan's last mail really went first classApril, 1985 The Savage Review features stories on the retirement and the history of the postal service in the Hamilton, Savage and Burnsville area. Ray Eagan, who retired at the end of March became a rural carrier on January 2, 1958 and served in that capacity longer than any other carrier.
Ray_Egan_1985.pdf
Ray Egan retires from Post office 1985March, 1985 Savage Review reports on the retirement of Ray Egan, mail carrier for more than 30 years. When he took the route it included most of Savage, parts of Lakeville and all of Burnsville. It consisted of 51 miles with 455 patrons.
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Razors Edge Barbershop 2017Originally in Burnsville as the Berrisford Store, moved to Savage following the fire at St. John the Baptist Church, when the church was rebuilt in Savage.
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Inside door of Razors Edge, Savage 2017Entry to the Razors Edge Barbershop, once the Berrisford and then Garvey Store.
Razors_Edge_20th.pdf
Razors Edge 20th anniversarySeptember, 1987 Savage Review reports on the 20th anniversary of the Razors Edge Barbershop owned by Jens Bohn. At this time Jim Visnovec is also barbering at the shop, both are graduates of Burnsville High school. The barbershop is housed in what was once the Berrisford Store in Burnsville, moved to Savage after St. John the Baptist rebuilt in Savage. When in Savage it was Garvey's store.
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Razors Edge Barbershop once Berrisford storeThe upper level of the Razors Edge Barbershop serves as apartments. 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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Razors Edge Barbershop once Berrisford storeFront window of the Razors Edge Barbershop, serving Savage over 50 years. The building was originally the Berrisford Store, moved from Burnsville.
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The Razors Edge - Jens Bohn and Jim VisnovecThe Razors Edge, Jens Bohn and Jim Visnovec, both cutting hair 27 plus years.
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Savage bank robbery 1929November 5, 1929 St. Cloud Times reports on bank robbery in Savage.
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Razors Edge Barbershop once Berrisford storeFor 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.
restful_in_savage.pdf
Restful living in SavageDiscover Savage 2019 - 2020: Savage residents of all ages have access to a variety of relaxing gateways and playful pasttimes... included is Burnsville's Nicollet Commons Park.
retain_liquor_store.pdf
Savage plans to retain liquor store despite slumpNovember 3, 1983 the Star Tribune reports: that after going from losses to profits, the decision is made to keep the liquor store open.
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4th of July 1918The Savage Community celebrates the 4th of July in 1918.
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Baseball downtown Savage 1930sUnidentified group playing baseball in downtown Savage.
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Esther Bowles Dance troopEsther Bowles Dance troop at Dan Patch parade. Esther Bjerre Bowles Owen died at the age of 91, on Feb 3, 2010.
She was born March 28, 1918, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Peder and Ydun Bjerre. In the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, she was known by thousands of students in Savage, Bloomington, Burnsville, Lakeville and Shakopee who attended her dance schools. She also formed the Happiness Troupe, a group of 40 dancers who entertained at a variety of venues over the years.
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Dan Patch with Mike EganSavage resident Mike Egan shown with race horse Dan Patch.
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Picture postcard of SavageSt. John the Baptist Church, the Savage summer home (Actually in Bloomington), the Dan Patch Bridge and the Stables in Savage are featured on this postcard.
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July 4, 1917 Fourth of JulyDowntown Savage celebration of the 4th of July.
riding_the_dan_patch_railroad_1959~0.pdf
Riding Dan Patch Railroad- 1959 and Bloomington Student commentsA transcript of an article appearing in the Bloomington Sun - July 9, 1959 written by Frances Berns, focus the Dan Patch Rail line.
Also, an article by Rose Anne Hanft - From a Dream to reality to a memory -
And, The story of the Champion Harness Horse, by Joseph Zalusky.
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