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Savage lets liquor store pay all billsApril 18, 1943 Minneapolis Tribune: Thanks to the profits of its liquor store, Savage taxes are paid.
City of SavageThe logo patch for the Savage Police Department 2017.
Arnoldy Lumber, Savage Minnesota today 2019The Arnoldy Lumber Company was located on what is now 123rd Street in Savage, in a building would be located in this multi purpose building.
Savage Map 1950Plat of downtown and surrounding "Savage".
El LoroEl Loro, Mexican Restaurant, downtown Savage 2020. Stands on the site of the Mark Egan service station.
Savage Minnesota, a great little city - 2017Informational brochure explains how Savage offers big city benefits with a small town feel. It includes a brief history of how Hamilton is renamed Savage, demographics and other information.
Savage Minnesota, a brief history brochureWelcome to Savage Minnesota - a city as unique and distinctive as it's dynamic name. The town of Savage traces it's origins to a steamboat landing located at the mouth of the Credit River where it empties into the Minnesota. The town of Hamilton grew around this landing, attracting Irish and Scottish settlers to a region previously inhabited by the Dakota Indians of the Minnesota Valley... Founded on November 20, 1857, Hamilton would officially incorporate 35 years later on August 31, 1892.... In 1902, Marion Willis Savage, a prominent Minneapolis businessman, began purchasing land along the south side of the Minnesota River...he began construction on a palatial stable and half-mile covered race track. Also in 1902 Savage purchased the famed pacer Dan Patch...So fascinated were local residents by Savage and his amazing horse, that in 1904 they decided to rename the post office in Savage's honor...
Downtown SavageAn aerial of the Downtown portion of Savage circa 1960s.
Savage, home of Dan PatchThese notes came from the file of newspaper editor and local journalist Del Stelling for the Savage Review/Minnesota Valley Review/Minnesota Valley Sun newspaper.
Savage Motel and Spur Cafe Located near King Cargo Vans in Savage on the Hwy. 13 frontage road. Now the Spring Valley Inn.
Quality InnThe Quality Inn, Downtown Savage, Highway 13 - 2019.
How did Savage get its name? 2019July 21, 2019 Minneapolis Star Tribune explains how Hamilton MInnesota becomes Savage Minnesota.
Hamilton becomes SavageA timeline shows the change of the town's name from Hamilton to Savage.
Savage Post OfficeThe Savage Post Office once stood on this site.
Name officially becomes Savage 1919It was 1904 when the decision was first made to use the name SAVAGE at the Depot
and then 1919 the name is officially changed from Hamilton to Savage.
The Savage PacerThe emphasis of this newspaper coverage is Savage, but does cover some Burnsville news, especially stories related to the Independent School District 191.
Savage Community ParkAerial view of Savage Community Park compliments of the City of Savage.
Charles Lindbergh crash in Savage
Charles Lindbergh Crash

In the summer of 1923, an obscure pilot named Charles Lindbergh was in route from southern Minnesota to see his father campaigning in Shakopee. But as the 21-year-old Lindbergh approached his landing site, he encountered a thunderstorm so severe he was unable to descend. He continued on until engine failure forced him to land in a swampy area near Savage. The soft ground tipped the nose of his newly purchased World War I Curtis Jenny forward, cracking the propeller.

The uninjured aviator cut himself free from the wreckage. After reviewing the damage, he headed toward a nearby farmhouse for help. He was met by a farmer who had seen the plane crash. Two boys had also witnessed the accident and spread the news that a plane had crashed in Savage. Before long, the townspeople had gathered to see the felled plane on the site now occupied by Port Cargill. With their help, Lindbergh pulled the plane onto solid ground. The broken propeller, however, kept him from going much further. For three days Lindbergh remained in Savage as he waited for a replacement propeller to arrive from his hometown of Little Falls. He stayed in the Savage depot, and was kept company by depot agent and mayor Charles F. McCarthy.

Four years later, Savage's unexpected guest made world history by completing the first nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. In the months that followed, Lindbergh toured the United States with his airplane, Spirit of St. Louis. Among his stops were the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Before he left the area, however, Lindbergh made a special pass over Savage to acknowledge the hospitality and friendship extended to him a few years earlier. McCarthy, the man who hosted Lindbergh during his short stay in Savage, witnessed the return visit, telling others that the aviator had swooped down on our town at 12:15 circling the village three or four times, coming down to scarcely more than 100 feet.

In the summer of 1989, Lindbergh's celebration U.S. tour was re-enacted by Capt. John T. Race. Although only those cities that Lindbergh had actually landed in were included on the re-enactment tour, former resident and successful entrepreneur Roman F. Arnoldy saw to it that the pilot flew over Savage just as Lindbergh had done 62 years earlier. Arnoldy's interest stemmed from his witnessing the Lindbergh crash in Savage. In appreciation for Arnoldy's efforts to preserve and celebrate local history, Arnoldy was commended for outstanding citizenship by the City Council on August 10, 1989.
City of SavageEntry into the Savage Police Department 2017. Photo compliments of the City of Savage.
Savage PoliceSavage police vehicle 2020 at City Hall and Police Station. Photo compliments of the City of Savage.
Marion Savage and stable trackA reproduction of an original postcard showing Marion Savage and the track located in Savage.
Savage polishes image, welcomes expansionAugust 17, 1987 Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Savage, indeed, is growing. Its 87.2% population increase since 1980 outstrips that of any other Minnesota City except Eagan and Eden Prairie....
Savage profile 1980July 16, 1980 Burnsville Current provides a brief profile of Savage Minnesota.
Taco Towne - Savage 1969The new Taco Towne restaurant will be built in Savage on the site of Mark Eagan's Gas Station, later Oscar's Bait Shop. Today this is The El Loro.
Savage Swing BridgeFrom the 2019 - 2020 Savage Community Guide - photo Christine Schuster.

The Dan Patch River Crossing is located off Highway 13 West and it connects Savage to Bloomington - lining up with Normandale Boulevard on the north and Vernon Avenue on the south - via a swing bridge that pivots in the middle.
Boylan's Hill - June 13, 1911Lynn Avenue between McCall Drive and Highway 13.
Shown are John Nixon, Martin (Mort) Riley, Jim O'Brien, Frank Reis and George Schaefler.
City of Savage City HallA view of the Savage City Hall Council chamber including roof.
Savage a community with roots 2019 - 2020The 2019 - 2020 Community Direcotry provides a history of Savage.
A Savage saloonA photo of an early Savage saloon.
Singwald's roffing, once Colonial BakeryAt one time this building was Savage's Colonial Bakery. The building was torn down and replaced by apartments.
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