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The HamiltonSenior Housing in downtown Savage has the town's original name - HAMILTON.
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The Duffey House 1915An original home in downtown Savage at the corner of Lynn Avenue and 122nd Street.
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The HamiltonSenior Housing in downtown Savage has the town's original name - HAMILTON.
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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.
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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.
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The History of SavageDiscover Savage 2019 - 2020 includes this history of the town.
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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.
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Hamilton is now SavageApril 22, 1904 Minneapolis Journal references Hamilton now being Savage.
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Strong arguments made for another bridge over the Minnesota River at Hamilton SavageMarch 24, 1903 Minneapolis Journal: Efforts to have a bridge at Hamilton.
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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....
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Westerberg LumberFebruary 6, 1946 ad for Westerberg Lumber Company, Savage.
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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.
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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.

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Why build ships at Savage?April 6, 1942 Minneapolis Star Tribune - A letter to the editor asks why build ships at Savage?
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Savage BridgeAugust 8, 1955 Minneapolis Star Tribune photo of the Savage Bridge at the MInnesota River.
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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.
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June 12, 1944 Minneapolis Star Journal -

Boats built under water - high waters submerging the Cargill Shipyards at Savage Minnesota...
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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...
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Irene Riley 1942Postmistress Irene Riley, Savage Post Office, which served Burnsville.
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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.
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Egan's picnic grounds - Hidden ValleyJuly 14, 1940 ad for Egan's picnic grounds, later known as Hidden Valley.
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Egan's picnic grounds - Hidden ValleyJuly 21, 1940 - ad for Egan's Picnic Grounds, later known as Hidden Valley.
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HIdden Valley - SavageJune 28, 1942 ad for Hidden Valley, Savage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, owned by the Eagan family.

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Greyhound racing at former Dan Patch stable and trackJune 21, 1928 Greyhound racing in Savage.
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Fishing at Eagle CreekMay 1, 1947 Minneapolis Star Tribune: Fishing at Eagle Creek, near Savage.
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Continental Grain's new elevatorOctober 13, 1960 Minneapolis Tribune photo of Continental Grain, Savage.
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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...
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Ground broken for grain elevator in SavageAugust 11, 1959 Minneapolis Tribune - Continental Grain to build in Savage.
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Einar Hansen dies 1967Published August 15, 1967

Einar Hanson 78, had owned and operated the Lynhurst Dairy in Savage.
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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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