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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...
May 12, 2021
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Hamilton News 1901March 14, 1901 Shakopee Argus includes the listing of elected officials of Hamilton and Glendale.May 12, 2021
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Hamilton Station news 1886July 1, 1886 Shakopee Argus includes:

The cross on the new Catholic Church, which has been swinging backward and forward for the last two weeks, has at least succumbed to the force of the winds and hangs top downward from the top of the spire...

John Berrisford says he is going to celebrate this 4th at home...
May 11, 2021
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Hamilton News 1886Shakopee Argus - August 12, 1886

Hamilton and Burnsville area news including the Hamilton Baseball team update...
May 11, 2021
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Weichselbaum’s ResortWeichselbaum’s Resort, Lakeville.

Mpls Star Tribune: December 2, 2008

Weichselbaum Resort

For more than 100 years, the Weichselbaum Resort had been a popular vacation spot and hangout for Minnesotans, as well as visitors from the surrounding states. The resort included 14 rooms in the main house, 11 small cottages for sleeping quarters and a separate dining room with seating for 100 people. People came for the fishing, tennis, swimming, and the resort's famous fried chicken, apple pie and homemade ice cream.

Although not much remains of the resort today, visitors to the plaque near W. 205th Street and Jasmine Path can still imagine what the area looked like in its heyday thanks to colored pictures and a timeline artfully displayed on the sign. Houses now cover that portion of Lakeville's past, but it's still possible to catch a glimpse of Lake Marion glinting in the background.

At the dedication, 19 Weichselbaum family members were present, including 88-year-old Lakeville resident Betty Weichselbaum, the granddaughter of the resort's founder.
May 08, 2021
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Dan Patch Line Bridge, SavageDan Patch Bridge, 1969 flood.May 08, 2021
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Antlers Park 1925The popular Antlers Park at Lake Marion, Lakeville.

When the park opened in 1910, it became the center of activity in Lakeville, offering a lavish dance pavilion, a swimming beach with dive tower, a boat dock, athletic courts, an aerial swing, and even a children's playground with a miniature operating train. Luxury excursion cars on the Dan Patch Railroad Line carried capacity crowds to the park from Minneapolis.
May 08, 2021
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Antlers Park 1925The popular Antlers Park at Lake Marion, Lakeville.

When the park opened in 1910, it became the center of activity in Lakeville, offering a lavish dance pavilion, a swimming beach with dive tower, a boat dock, athletic courts, an aerial swing, and even a children's playground with a miniature operating train. Luxury excursion cars on the Dan Patch Railroad Line carried capacity crowds to the park from Minneapolis.
May 08, 2021
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Antlers Park 1925The popular Antlers Park, Lake Marion, Lakeville.

When the park opened in 1910, it became the center of activity in Lakeville, offering a lavish dance pavilion, a swimming beach with dive tower, a boat dock, athletic courts, an aerial swing, and even a children's playground with a miniature operating train. Luxury excursion cars on the Dan Patch Railroad Line carried capacity crowds to the park from Minneapolis.
May 08, 2021
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Antlers Park 1925Postcard showing the popular Antlers Park at Lake Marion, Lakeville.

When the park opened in 1910, it became the center of activity in Lakeville, offering a lavish dance pavilion, a swimming beach with dive tower, a boat dock, athletic courts, an aerial swing, and even a children's playground with a miniature operating train. Luxury excursion cars on the Dan Patch Railroad Line carried capacity crowds to the park from Minneapolis.
May 08, 2021
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Hamilton elected officials1898 - a list of Hamilton elected officials.May 06, 2021
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Gendale elected officials 1898A list of Glendale officials.May 06, 2021
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Lumber yard 1898August 11, 1898 - Shakopee Argus

Mr. Newman of a Minneapolis lumber firm was looking our town over last Saturday with a view to starting a lumber yard here...
May 06, 2021
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The Hurley Building 1898September 1, 1898 Shakopee Argus -

Work on the Hurley building was started last week and will be pushed vigorously until completed. This will be the second brick building in the village.
May 06, 2021
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Public notices in HamiltonJune 30, 1898 Shakopee Argus

The village of Hamilton is assuming metropolitan airs, as we notice ordinances posted in public places, notifying people to clean up their backyards and sweep the sidewalks...
May 05, 2021
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Glendale Church 1898June 30, 1898 Shakopee Argus - update from Glendale Church...May 05, 2021
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Dr. J. W. Wetherbee, dentist 1898Dr. J. W. Wetherbee, dentist, will be in Hamilton July 6th. He likely travels to Hamilton, not having a permanent office.May 05, 2021
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Marion Savage stock farm in HamiltonFebruary 6, 1902 St. Paul Globe references Marion W. Savage's plan to locate his stock farm along the Minnesota River Bottoms, which would be Hamilton (Savage).May 02, 2021
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The circus coming to ShakopeeJuly 27, 1893 Shakopee Argus

Circus coming to Shakopee...
Apr 29, 2021
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Hamilton News 1893December 21, 1893 Shakopee Argus

Burglars entered E. B. Dillinger's store on the night of December 13 and helped themselves to some underwear, knives and razors and made their way to escape...
Apr 28, 2021
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Hamilton News 1893August 31, 1893 Shakopee Argus

The new store owned by E. B. Dillinger is about completed and he intends to begin business in a few days. He will carry a full line of hardware, a stock of groceries and dry goods.
Apr 28, 2021
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Hamilton News 1893September 14, 1893 Shakopee Argus

Our village school will open next Monday with Miss Rose Daley as teacher.

E. B. Dillinger's store is beginning to have a business-like appearance. It will be opened next week.
Apr 28, 2021
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Hamilton News 1893October 5, 1893 Shakopee Argus

E.B. Dillinger was given the contract of heating the village jail...

Michael Brennan is about to build a new blacksmith shop in our village...
Apr 28, 2021
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Hamilton News 1893November 23, 1893 Shakopee Argus

John Carr is putting a glass front into his building, which makes it look more business-like.

McNearney and Babock are now prepared to grind all kinds of feed and corn meal at the lowest prices.

Michael Brennan has moved into his new shop which will be more comfortable than the one he left for the winter.
Apr 28, 2021
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Razors Edge 2021One of the oldest buildings in Savage, moved from Burnsville. The last occupant Jens Bohn's Razors Edge Barbershop shown April 2021. Apr 26, 2021
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Razors Edge 2021One of the oldest buildings in Savage, moved from Burnsville. The last occupant Jens Bohn's Razors Edge Barbershop shown April 2021.Apr 26, 2021
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The Savage Fen - Scientific and Natural Area
Thirty minutes southwest of the Twin Cities, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) is an ecological treasury that became almost 70 acres richer in late 2010. Rather than develop his land, local resident, farmer, and former City of Savage parks commissioner Karl Bohn worked with TPL to ensure that his former property adjacent to the SNA would be permanently protected.

The land includes a small portion of calcareous fen - one of Minnesota's most endangered plant communities, seepage meadows, maple and basswood forested uplands, a quarter-mile of the Credit River, and significant habitat for a multitude of fish and wildlife species. The property also provides the City of Savage and Scott County an opportunity to create a regional trail on an existing corridor through the addition that can connect the public to other nearby open spaces and the Minnesota Valley State Trail-a major enticement for Bohn.

Half of the $3 million purchase was made with a grant from the state voter approved Outdoor Heritage Fund as recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Additional funding included approximately $910,000 from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, $300,000 from Critical Habitat license plate funds, and approximately $290,000 from DNR bonding funds. Xcel Energy Corporate Citizenship Foundation and Waste Management Corporation also provided financial support to TPL in accomplishing this lasting conservation outcome.
Apr 25, 2021
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Savage State BankMoney bag from the original Savage State Bank, closed 1932.Apr 24, 2021
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Hamilton farm for sale 1893May 18, 1893 Shakopee Argus

This beautiful farm consisting of 301 acres is situated 4 miles east of Shakopee in Eagle Creek Township...
Apr 23, 2021
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Stock Fair in Hamilton 1893May 11, 1893 - Shakopee Argus

To horse and cattle men. There will be a monthly stock fair held at Hamilton Station, Scott County, Minnesota on the last Thursday each month commencing in May 1893...
Apr 23, 2021
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