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Glendale CemeteryAn area of recognition at Glendale Cemetery, 2021.
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Savage Depot and Dan Patch stablesWhen not on exhibition, Dan Patch lived in Minnesota, either in the stable of Savage's Minneapolis mansion or at Savage's sprawling farm in Hamilton (renamed the town of Savage) in an extravagant stable known as the "Taj Mahal". The stable was near the depot.
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The Savage Depot (rear view 2017)The Savage Depot as viewed from Highway 13 has added a drive-thru for customers to pickup their orders.
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Savage Library - Heritage ArtworkWithin the Savage Library is the Heritage Room established as a joint partnership between the library system, the City of Savage and the Dan Patch Historical Society in 1997. Throughout the building you will find art depicting Dan Patch, Savage and Scott County History. Shown is a wooden recreation the Depot.
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Savage depot future uncertain again 2015April 1, 2015 Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: The City of Savage owns the historic Depot and since January 1 has been seeking proposals for the buildings' future...
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The Depot is HomeThe City of Savage celebrates the return of the Depot, which had been moved to Murphy's Landing and brought back to downtown.
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Savage Library - Heritage ArtworkWithin the Savage Library is the Heritage Room established as a joint partnership between the library system, the City of Savage and the Dan Patch Historical Society in 1997. Throughout the building you will find art depicting Dan Patch, Savage and Scott County History. Shown is a painting of the Depot.
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The Savage DepotAfter being moved back to Savage from then Murphy's Landing, the historic depot became a restaurant.
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Downtown Savage Main Street 1960'sPhoto of the Main Street in the 1960s clearly shows the Allen Dodge Dealership (left) and the Dan Patch Lounge (right).
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Allen's Dodge ad 1960The Minnesota Valley Review began publication in December, 1959. This is one of the ads placed by Allen's Dodge, to advertise throughout the Minnesota Valley.
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Allen's Garage wins customer care awardTwo newspaper clippings, undated, tell of recognition for the long time Dodge Dealership
owned by Ed Allen. The dealership was started by his father George in 1915.
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Greyhound racing at former Dan Patch stable and trackJune 12, 1928 - MInneapolis Tribune:

Greyhound racing with pari-mutual betting will be attempted at Dan Patch field, Savage.
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Dog racing in SavageWes Belz is shown with a group of greyhound dogs that he exercised at a dog track located at the half mile track at the International Stock Food Farm. The dog track operated in the 1930s. To find the location of the track today, use the Windmill Cafe as a reference and look straight north across HIghway 13. The land is owned by Cargill.
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Greyhound RacingThe once Dan Patch race track is being used for greyhound racing. July 8, 1935 Minneapolis Tribune.
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Dogs race on track used by Dan Patch 1928June 3, 1928 - Minneapolis Tribune:

O.H. Gray for many years a prominent sportsman of Minneapolis is head of a group of men promoting Dog Racing.
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Hank Sinda, Downtown SavageApril 29, 1982 photo downtown Savage with Hank Sinda, City Administrator.
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123rd Street SavageA 1920's view of Downtown Savage. Today this is 123rd Street.

The building on the corner was the Kaufenberg bar, then a laundromat and then Rid Hopps donut shop. The west portion of that building was Dr. Yee's dental office in the 1960s.

The next building was the original Savage First Bank. When the new bank was built , that space was Glendale town hall. When Glendale was annexed by Savage 1969 , that building became city owned and became Savage first public library, a branch of the Scott County library system.
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City of Savage City HallDoors entering the Council Chambers, 2019.
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Downtown Savage 1942Downtown Savage 1942.
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Downtown LakevilleThe Fire Hall - Village Hall still stands in Downtown Lakeville 2018.
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Downtown Savage between 1908Close up of a photo of Savage from the Dan Patch Electric Railroad informational booklet 1908.
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Savage donut shopDowntown Savage, not certain if the donut shop is coming or going.
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Combined business and housing Downtown Savage 2017Older buildings and homes were removed for business and apartments in the downtown of Savage.
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Downtown Savage summerDowntown Savage's original Main Street in 2018. Today this is West 123rd Street.
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Downtown Savage 2016This photo recreates the location of a 1905 photo showing Alan and Edith Rutherford in downtown Savage.
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Dan Patch Historical Society NewsletterAn example of one of many newsletters published by the Dan Patch Historical Society, Savage. This issue marks the 95th anniversary of the death of both Dan Patch and owner Marion Savage with a feature article.
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Marion Savage Summer Home - BloomingtonAn interior photo of the summer home of Marion Savage in Bloomington, overlooking his stables in Hamilton (Savage) Minnesota.
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Dr. Eugue Kuz, Savage PhysicianPhoto - 1970s.

Dr. Eugene L. Kuz, age 92, of Savage, passed away Sept. 30, 2015, at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center in New Prague. Eugene was born on Sept. 10, 1923, in Lviv, Ukraine, to Basil and Anna Kuz, the youngest of the couple’s four sons. He attended medical school from 1941 to 1943 before joining the ranks of the independent Ukrainian army, which sought to establish the nation’s sovereignty free from the Soviet Union’s oppression and invading German forces. His unit surrendered to British troops in spring 1945, and after stints in prisoner-of-war camps in Austria and Italy, he was sent to England following the war, eventually receiving his release and full civilian status. He went on to earn a scholarship that the Catholic churches of Ukraine and Ireland created for Ukrainian students to continue their education, enabling him to resume his medical studies. He enrolled at the National University of Ireland, and after finishing his internship at the University College Hospital in Galway and graduating at the top of his class in 1954, he returned to England to practice medicine in Liverpool. A year later, he obtained a visa to travel to the United States, where he had an aunt living in St. Paul, and soon began his 60-year adventure in America.

Following his arrival, Eugene completed two years of internship and residency in general medicine at various St. Paul hospitals before earning his medical license in 1958 and entering private practice. Two years later, he moved to Savage and opened a family medical clinic, working six to seven days a week while tending to upward of 40 patients a day. On Aug. 12, 1961, he married his wife, Ingrid (Eckermann), a German emigrant with whom he had three children. As his practice flourished, he built a larger clinic at 4029 W. 125th St. in 1963, and joined the surgical staff of St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. He continued his practice for the next quarter century, treating the young and old, the ill and injured, and rushing off to emergency calls without pause — even on Christmas, much to his young children’s dismay. During his career, whether delivering babies or performing major surgeries, he treated patients with a level of compassion seldom found in today’s world of assembly-line care. As the years passed, he ministered to the children and grandchildren of his earliest patients, and it was his manner as much as his skill that endeared him to generations of area residents.

Eugene’s devotion to his family, meanwhile, provided his children with a chance to engage in a wide range of academic and athletic pursuits that enriched their youth and propelled them into adulthood with a sense of possibility. He and Ingrid nurtured in them a curiosity about the world and a desire to explore it, and any success they have attained later in life can be traced to the opportunities that abounded in their childhood. His love of languages — he spoke seven fluently, including Latin — was matched by his bottomless knowledge of geography, history, mathematics, medicine, theology, art, literature — and soccer. An insatiable reader and astute observer of politics and world affairs, he remained above all an ardent champion of Ukraine. He was forever eager to enlighten family, friends and strangers alike about his native country, sharing stories about its history, people and culture, and correcting anyone who referred to it as “the Ukraine.” (“We don’t say ‘the America,’ do we?”) When at long last his homeland achieved independence in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union, he yearned to make a return visit to the place where he had not set foot in nearly half a century. His health prevented him from attempting the long journey, but to the end, his passion for Ukraine and his hopes for its future were undiminished. A survivor of war as a young man, he thrived in his adopted country as a husband, father and physician, realizing the American dream while still dreaming of Ukraine.

Eugene is survived by his loving and unfailingly supportive wife of 54 years, Ingrid; his children, Annette (longtime partner Ken); Julian (Cheryl); and Martin; and grandchildren, Annika, Conrad and Kirsten. He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Anna; and brothers, Anthony, Julian and Robert. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage, Minn. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
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Counties may drop efforts to reopen Savage Bridge1977 - Burnsville Sun

An update on plans to reopen Savage Bridge...
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Jim Brady DrugAd appearing in the Burnsville Telephone Directory 1967 for Jim Brady Drug located in Savage.
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