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William Carr 1899June 1, 1899 Shakopee Argus

Wm. Carr, one of our Hamilton apothecary dealers, has purchased a billiard table...
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Hamilton and Glendale news 1895February 14, 1895 Shakopee Argus

The news column references the death of Johnn Carr.
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William Carr buys John Carr's property 1897June 10, 1897 - Shakopee Argus

William Carr has purchased all the John Carr property east of Walnut street and is moving his store into the building formerly used by James Hurley as a saloon.... He will use the store building fora public hall.
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Allen famly in Savage selling cars for decadesA long standing business in Savage, Allen's - ads from 1922, 1949 and 1965.
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Antler's ParkLakeville's Antler's Park around 1925.
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The Buffalo TapCannon camera "creative setting" showing the Buffalo Tap, Savage.
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State charter given for Savage bank 1959November 26, 1959 Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Savage Minnesota may have its own bank again soon after 26 years... the first closed 1933.
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The Chart House restaurantChart House matchbook, Lakeville.
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Stable in which Dan Patch trained is mass of ruinsApril 18, 1922 - /chillicothe Gazette reports:

Savage Minnesota, August 18 - The Old Savage Barn, in which Dan Patch trained, reigned as king of pacers and died, located on the former M W Savage stock farm was in ruins....
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Roman Arnoldy memoriesRoman Arnoldy recalls winters and the Christmas season when living in Savage. He arrived in Savage in 1916. Included is a winter photo taken in 1923 in front of his home in downtown Savage.
The article was published in the Savage Review - December, 1988.
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Lakeville All Saints Church burns 1931Lakeville church burns:

Welcome to Lakeville. A neighboring town to Burnsville. It offered the stores and bars that Burnsville did not have, along with a railroad depot. Also, some of the Burnsville "students" living in the Orchard Gardens area attended Lakeville High School, since Burnsville had no schooling beyond 8th grade and some Church in Lakeville rather than Savage.

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Antler Park Picnic GroundsAntler's Park Picnic Grounds, compliments of the Lakeville Historical Society.
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The circus coming to ShakopeeJuly 27, 1893 Shakopee Argus

Circus coming to Shakopee...
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Savage City Hall and Fire StationThis photo from the 1950s shows the City Hall and fire hall for Savage.
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SavageEarly municipal liquor store location
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Savage Liquor Store 1930sThis was the site of the Savage Liquor Store for over a decade, starting in the mid 1930's.
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City of SavageAn unidentified Savage Public Works employee. Photo compliments City of Savage.
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Savage State Bank1967 - Savage State Bank adds drive-up service.
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Garvey Store, once Berrisford Store.Close up of Garvey's store, once the Berrisford Store. Ed Garvey, George Coakley & Charlie Kline was taken c. 1906.
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City of Savage logo 2019The City of Savage logo includes Dan Patch.
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The Coakley's married 50 yearsA 1974 profile of the Coakley family of Savage on their 50th wedding anniversary. From the scrapbook of Marian Bohn.
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George Coakely aqnd Savage baseballGeorge Coakely and Savage baseball is profiled in this June 2020 City of Savage newsletter.
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Colonial BakeryBy the 1960s a bakery and dairy store was added to downtown Savage.
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LakevilleWelcome to Lakeville. A neighboring town to Burnsville. It offered the stores and bars that Burnsville did not have, along with a railroad depot. Also, some of the Burnsville "students" living in the Orchard Gardens area attended Lakeville High School, since Burnsville had no schooling beyond 8th grade. (From Lakeville Historical Society).
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Why is the town and school named Savage?October 15, 1997 MInneapolis Star Tribune columnist James Lilek's responds to a reader who corrects him on the meaning of the name "Savage" for the town and school.
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Stage Coach Another view of the Stage Coach between Savage and Shakopee, circa 1960s.
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Welcome to Savage design 2020A concept design by Bolton & Menk for signage and landscaping work to be done on the northwest corner of the County Road 42 and 27 intersection.

Sept. 10. 2020 Savage Pacer:

Plans to beautify the County Road 42 and Dakota Avenue intersection were halted this week due to the project’s price tag.

The project marked the next step in a years-long discussion about how to beautify the city and distinguish it from neighboring communities. On Tuesday, the Savage City Council rejected bids for the project and authorized the re-advertisement of bids at a later date.

Last fall, the city hired Bolton & Menk to design city signage and landscaping concepts for the northwest corner of the intersection. In February, the council chose a design for the intersection meant to reflect the city’s “naturally resourceful” tagline with natural grasses, boulders and a berm with changing elevation.

Natural prairie grasses currently grow on the site, but “many residents do not understand this and complain about the unkept appearance,” according to city documents.

City officials approved plans and specs for the beautification project in July and opened for bids in August. Only two bids were received, and the lowest offer landed around 20% higher than the engineer’s estimate.

Blackstone Contractors LLC’s bid landed at approximately $320,000 and Derau’s landed at approximately $454,000.

The engineer’s estimate sat around $267,000.

City Engineer Seng Thongvanh said there’s just not an appetite for this type of work. Contractors are busy, he said, and they’re usually looking to complete — rather than start — projects this time of year.

Thongvanh said he hopes a better bid price will come next spring with hopes of completing construction in 2021.
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The O'Brien farm in SavageFrom Will Williams:

I am quite sure the photo is of the O'Brien farm in Savage. It makes sense it would be in Betty Sodomka's photos since her mother was an O'Brien. My Dad would always take us to pick wild plums along their driveway which entered from highway 13-now CSAH 27.

I also hunted ducks back towards Mccolls Lake which their land abutted about where the ELC is now. The three O'Brien boys were quite an interesting trio. Frenchie, Ed ,and Tom.
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Connie's StandardConnie's Standard, Highway 13 Savage, Dan Patch Days ad 1963.
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Peter Lalonde - constable 1899May 25, 1899 Shakopee Argus

Peter Lalonde, our village constable for three years, deemed it necessary to quit active service owing to a severe pain in his back.
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