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The HamiltonSenior Housing in downtown Savage has the town's original name - HAMILTON.
The Duffey House 1915An original home in downtown Savage at the corner of Lynn Avenue and 122nd Street.
The HamiltonSenior Housing in downtown Savage has the town's original name - HAMILTON.
The Hamilton 2018This senior apartment complex in downtown Savage is the Hamilton, which was Savage's original town name is at 4735 West 123rd Street.
The Hamilton 2018This senior apartment complex in downtown Savage is the Hamilton, which was Savage's original town name is at 4735 West 123rd Street.
The History of SavageDiscover Savage 2019 - 2020 includes this history of the town.
The LandingThe Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park - Experience the excitement and challenges of life along the Minnesota River in the 1800's. Nestled on the MInnesota River, the Landing - formerly Murphy's Landing, is located a few miles from Savage in Shakopee.
Hamilton is now SavageApril 22, 1904 Minneapolis Journal references Hamilton now being Savage.
Strong arguments made for another bridge over the Minnesota River at Hamilton SavageMarch 24, 1903 Minneapolis Journal: Efforts to have a bridge at Hamilton.
New Bridge recommendedFebruary 18, 1977 MInneapolis Tribune:

The Bloomington ferry bridge should be replaced with a temporary bridge across the Minnesota River and the 87 year old swing bridge should be stored for later restoration....
Westerberg LumberFebruary 6, 1946 ad for Westerberg Lumber Company, Savage.
Raceway ParkRaceway 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. The track announced on its Facebook page that it was permanently closing after the 2013 season on September 1, 2013.
Cash Register saved from fire in SavageApril 4, 1938 Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Slot machines and a cash register were saved from a fire at Frank Egan's Tavern.

Why build ships at Savage?April 6, 1942 Minneapolis Star Tribune - A letter to the editor asks why build ships at Savage?
Savage BridgeAugust 8, 1955 Minneapolis Star Tribune photo of the Savage Bridge at the MInnesota River.
Savage barn burnsFeb. 9, 1959 Minneapolis Tribune:

A $10,000 fire destroyed a utility barn at the Lynnhurst Dairies in Savage Sunday night. Owner was Krist Kristensen.
June 12, 1944 Minneapolis Star Journal -

Boats built under water - high waters submerging the Cargill Shipyards at Savage Minnesota...
Slot machines robbed in SavageMay 30, 1936 - Police today hunted for three armed men who late Thursday hijacked two slot machines from the Budweiser Inn Night Club at Savage Minnesota...
Irene Riley 1942Postmistress Irene Riley, Savage Post Office, which served Burnsville.
Egan's picnic grounds - Egan's Ski Tow = Hidden Valley ParkJanuary, 1941 ad for Egan's Ski Tow, area now known as Hidden Valley Park, Savage.
Egan's picnic grounds - Hidden ValleyJuly 14, 1940 ad for Egan's picnic grounds, later known as Hidden Valley.
Egan's picnic grounds - Hidden ValleyJuly 21, 1940 - ad for Egan's Picnic Grounds, later known as Hidden Valley.
HIdden Valley - SavageJune 28, 1942 ad for Hidden Valley, Savage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, owned by the Eagan family.

Greyhound racing at former Dan Patch stable and trackJune 21, 1928 Greyhound racing in Savage.
Fishing at Eagle CreekMay 1, 1947 Minneapolis Star Tribune: Fishing at Eagle Creek, near Savage.
Continental Grain's new elevatorOctober 13, 1960 Minneapolis Tribune photo of Continental Grain, Savage.
First towboat buit at Savage starts down the riverOctober 28, 1943 Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The first of four river towboats being built by Cargill Inc at Port Cargill near Savage headed down the Minnesota River...
Ground broken for grain elevator in SavageAugust 11, 1959 Minneapolis Tribune - Continental Grain to build in Savage.
Einar Hansen dies 1967Published August 15, 1967

Einar Hanson 78, had owned and operated the Lynhurst Dairy in Savage.
The dogs are running at Savage 1935July 2, 1935 Minneapolis Tribune:

The Dogs will be running again at Savage tomorrow night... the former Dan Patch track now used for dog racing.

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