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Dan Patch StablesThe Dan Patch stable, owned by Marion Savage.
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Dan Patch statueA clay model of the Dan Patch statue 2018.
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Dan Patch and Marion Savage statueWinter 2018 view of the Dan Patch and Marion Savage statue at the Savage Library. Photo compliments of the City of Savage.
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Dan Patch Taj Mahal stables in SavageThe Dan Patch Taj Mahal stables in Savage-
Dan Patch was a world-famous harness race horse who lived here until 1916. He was purchased and brought to Minnesota by Colonel Marion Willis Savage, who lived in Bloomington at the site of the present-day Masonic Lodge on the bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River. Colonel Savage purchased 700 acres of property on the south side of the river as the home of his "Taj Mahal" stables, which consisted of several barns and two tracks.
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Dan Patch the Wonder horseThe Savage Review - August 1990 the newsletter reprints a story about Dan Patch which appeared in the July, 1966 issue of the Minnesota Motorist, a publication of the Minnesota State Automobile Association.
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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 of Dan Patch.
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The Dan Patch Taj Mahal stables in SavageDan Patch was a world-famous harness race horse who lived here until 1916. He was purchased and brought to Minnesota by Colonel Marion Willis Savage, who lived in Bloomington at the site of the present-day Masonic Lodge on the bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River. Colonel Savage purchased 700 acres of property on the south side of the river as the home of his "Taj Mahal" stables, which consisted of several barns and two tracks
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Dan Patch Bar and LoungeMarch 17, 1983 Minneapolis Star Tribune ad for the Dan Patch Bar and Lounge.
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Lake Marion and Marion SavageThe July, 2018 Dakota County Historical Society newsletter features Lake Marion in Lakeville and its connection to Marion Savage, owner of Dan Patch.
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Then and Now Savage - Ottawa Avenue.The final of three "Now" photos I shot in Savage Minnesota, top circa 1930's. Location: Ottawa Ave. The Razors Edge Barbershop, once the Garvey store still stands.
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Glendale CemeteryAn area of recognition at Glendale Cemetery, 2021.
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Dr. Yee's Dentist office opensDr. Ronald D. Yee announces the opening of his dental office Monday, October 3, 1960
at 30 Minnesota Street, Savage, MInnesota. Appointments may be made by telephone.
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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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Allen's Dodge ad1963 ad, obviously a national campaign used by the Savage Dodge dealership.
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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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