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l.B. Fish makes his place the head of a novel navigation scheme 1896St. Paul Globe - June 14, 1896-

L.B. Fish, a young and exceedingly enterprising farmer at Hamilton Station, about 20 miles from St. Paul arrived to the city yesterday. Mr. Fish came via the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on a craft he had built himself...
Savage Bridge and profile of SavageMay 18, 1913 Minneapolis Star Tribune - Profile of Savage along with photo of the $50,000 steel draw bridge across the Minnesota River at Savage to Bloomington. Built and owned by the Dan Patch Electric Railroad.
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).
Hamilton News 1886Shakopee Argus - August 12, 1886

Hamilton and Burnsville area news including the Hamilton Baseball team update...
Kon Tiki fire 1963August 1963 The Dakota County Tribune reports on the fire at the Kon Tiki Club. Although located in Lakeville is was near Burnsville's Orchard Garden's area off County Road 5. The developer and owner of the restaurant was George Grohoski of Burnsville.
Kon Tiki fire 1963August 1963 Dakota County Tribune photo reports on the fire at the Kon Tiki Club. Although located in Lakeville is was near Burnsville's Orchard Garden's area off County Road 5. The developer and owner of the restaurant was George Grohoski of Burnsville.
Hamilton Station News 1886August 26, 1886 News from Hamilton Station.

Mr. Berrisford had quite a severe spell of sickness in St. Paul Saturday, from which he has not entirely recovered...
Hamilton and Glendale news 1897August 5, 1897 Shakopee Argus

Our school starts September 15. There will be a nine-month term. No teacher has been engaged yet. Here is a good chance for a good teacher who is willing to work for fair wages.

Mayor Fish was taken suddenly ill Sunday night with cramps of the stomach. His wife had him taken to St. Paul Monday, where he is still under doctor care.
Update on the new Town Hall 1897August 5, 1897 Shakopee Argus

R. L. Eckert has the brick work on the town hall completed and it is an excellent job. If the carpenters do their work as satisfactory we will have the finest town hall of its size in the state.
City of Savage - City Connection Newsletter August, 2020The August 2020 issue of the City of Savage's newsletter.
Margaret (McCann) and Pete DempseyPete Dempsey worked in the rail road depot at Savage and was first mayor of Savage. They moved to St. James in 1904. He was the son of Paul and Susan Dempsey born May 22, 1876 and died April 17, 1958. He and Margaret McCann married May 2, 1900. She was born December 19, 1872 and died February 4, 1965. After Paul Dempsey died Susan married Michael Allen of Savage.
House of Auto BodyHouse of Auto Body, Savage 1970s.
A new saloon 1901March 7, 1901 Shakopee Argus -

Cole Conroy has become established in the saloon business in Hamilton...

Riley brothers have decided to build a brick store in Hamilton...
A new saloon in Hamilton 1896April 2, 1896 - Shakopee Argus

There is talk of another saloon starting up in Hamilton. The location is said to be the corner where the old Glendale House used to stand, or better known as Carr's Corner.
Razors Edge Barbershop once Berrisford storeFor over 50 years Jens Bohn who died in 2018 proudly defined himself as a Real Barber, at the shop which was once the Berrisford Store in Burnsville. This is the rear view of the building. The second building, built on the property in the 1980s served various businesses.
Savage State BankA view of the bank in the 1970s.
Latest equipment in new bank 1965February 18, 1965 Dakota County Tribune reports: The Savage State Bank, which started in business in the fall of 1960 at 32 Minnesota Street in Savage has moved to its new quarters one block west of the old location....
Buffalo tap - SavageLocated at 4990 W 123rd Street, it has operated for many years. Once known as Earl and Dorothy's.
Razor's Edge Barbershop and Salon 2017Entry into the combined Barbershop and Salon. Currently owned by Jens Bohn (life long Savage resident and Dan Patch Historian) this building was originally the Berrisford Store, moved from Burnsville after the fire at St. John the Baptist in 1902.
Savage City Administrator Barry Stock to retire 2018January 3, 2018 Savage Pacer reports that City Administrator Barry Stock will retire after a 20 year career with the City. His last day will be March 31, 2018.
Lakeville's Antler's Park Photo of the Antler's Park Pavilion 1920's - 1974.
Glendale CemeteryFull view of the Berrisford graves at Glendale Cemetery.
Savage State Bank checkEarly Burnsville residents banked either in Savage, Lakeville or Rosemount - depending on their location in the township. The Gallagher's banked at the Savage bank, as shown by this check.
Savage State Bank 2017The former Savage State Bank, one of the original buildings remaining in town, is now F1 Bicycle Garage, owned by James Buddenbaum.
A History of Scott County - Glendale/HamiltonThis history of Scott County provides an overview of Glendale and Hamilton, which would later become Savage. It also references the early connection to Byrnesville/Burnsville and merchant John Berrisford.
1888 ad from HamiltonSt. Paul Globe February 15, 1888

To exchange - single shell boat, sliding seat for second-hand bicycle or typewriter. T. M> Purtell, Hamilton Station.
T Robert AllenLife long Savage resident Bob Allen and wife Antonnette. Bob’s father was Michael Allen 1842-1914. and Mother was Susan Sherin. Some of Bob’s siblings were Mae Cook, George, Ed, and Helen. Pete Dempsey was his half brother.
Robert (Bob) AllenLife long Savage resident Bob Allen dies.
Bob's IGA SavageFebruary 1968 ad appearing in the Dakota County Tribune.
Originally owned by Gene and Mary Kearney, sold and became Bob's IGA.
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