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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.

Robert and Virginia Emerson both electedDecember 7, 1955 Minneapolis Star Tribune:

A man and wife team will take office as a result of Tuesday's election in the Village of Savage. Robert Emerson, a truck driver, was winner over Ben Morlock, incumbant, for justice of the peace (145-93). His wife Virginia, Village Treasurer, was unopposed for re-election and received 209 votes...
L. B. Fish wants banjo 1889March 17, 1889 - St. Paul Globe - Mr. Fish from Hamilton places ad for banjo.
Bloomington Ferry Bridge serving Hamilton, Savage, BurnsvilleJune 4, 1889 St. Paul Globe Bloomington Ferry Bridge serving Hamilton/Savage/Burnsville
Hamilton Store broken openDecember 12, 1894 - St. Paul Globe

Hamilton Station, Minn. December 11, 1894,

Saturday night December 8, the general store of E.B. Delinger was burglarized and about $80 worth of goods taken, consisting of boots, shoes, razors, pocket knives.
Downtown Savage postcard back side 1914The back of the postcard showing perhaps the oldest photo we have of Downtown Savage, originally Hamilton Minnesota. The former Berrisford Store was moved to Hamilton after the 1902 fire at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, then in Burnsville. The postcard is dated 1914. That store still stands as the Razors Edge Barbershop.
The Stage coachThe Burnsville 76 Community History Book page 48 tells the story of the Stage coach Museum on Highway 101 between Savage and Shakopee. Portions of the building still stand as a reminder of the Museum and later theatre which was owned by Ozzie Klavistead and his wife Marie.
Windmill Cafe Savage 2018The windmill at the Savage Cafe,

The Windmill Cafe, a small family-run diner right off Highway 13 in Savage, MN. We're open seven days a week and offer daily breakfast & lunch specials. Can't stay? Call for take out.
Dan Patch InnWinona Daily News ad for the Dan Patch Inn, 1987.
Cargill and the MInnesota RiverAugust 4, 1951 Winona Republic Herald profile of Cargill, the Minnesota River and mentions of Savage.
Glendale CemeteryBurial of Thomas Berrisford, Glendale Township.
Glendale CemeteryFootstone for Thomas Berrisford.
Three remember their days in SavageArt Williams, John McCarthy and Bill Cunningham share stories with Savage Review editor Del Stelling in 1985.
Toco Towne opens 1969Once the site of Mark Eagan's Gas Station and then Oscar's Bait Shop, Toco Towne opened in 1969 in Downtown Savage. Today this is The El Loro.
Tom's StandardTom's Standard Oil, Highway 13 Savage.
Hamilton is now SavageNovember 26, 1903 - Minneapolis Journal ad references Hamilton now being Savage Minnesota.
City Hall lit for holidays and Officer Kearney 1899November 16, 1899 - Shakopee Argus

The City Hall was brilliantly illuminated on Monday night and well filled with pleasure-seekers...

Officer John Kearney's and deputy Peter LaLonde...
Update on Hamilton Town Hall 1897June 10, 1897 Shakopee Argus

Our town hall is an assured fact as the brick and lumber are all brought and arriving daily...
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.
Ad for the Dan Patch Electric RailroadMarch 15, 1908 Minneapolis Star Tribune:

A portion of the ad to have residents partner with Marion W. Savage in his Electric Railroad - the Dan Patch Line.
Savage Fire DepartmentSavage fire truck, compliments of the City of Savage.
Savage BarberingSince the retirement and then death of the Razor's Edge owner and barber Jens Bohn, two barbers are located in the space.
Valley Hotel Hamilton 1897September 16, 1897 Shakopee Argus

Our village school started Monday, Miss McCauley is teaching the young ideas how to shoot and from all accounts she is well qualified to do so.
She has taken rooms with Mrs. McDonnell in the valley Hotel for the winter.
Valley Lounge August, 2017Back area of Valley Lounge in Eagan during remodeling.
Savage VFWThe VFW stood on Ottawa Avenue, near today's Razors Edge location.
Former Savage VFWSavage VWF in 2018 - apartments.
Blacksmith in Hamilton Savage 1897February 18, 1897 Shakopee Argus - Glendale/Hamilton Station news reports

Mr. Brennan our village blacksmith, wore a broad smile, Sunday, and was setting up the cigars. He says it is another hoof artist...
Another view of Savage - Vine StreetThis photo shows Vine Street as it looked in the 1930's and 1940's, which is now is now Ottawa Avenue.
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