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Remember When – Dec. 30, 2023

150 Years Ago: From the Jan. 1, 1874 Shakopee Argus

What has become of the once famous Shakopee Copper Mining Company? Why are they not at work sinking that shaft into the bowels of the earth?

125 Years Ago: From the Jan. 5, 1899 Scott County Argus

George Theis, of Marystown, has purchased of the St. Croix Lumber company the lumber for a big granary, 40×70 feet in size with an additional shed 16 feet long. John T. Kreuser has the contract for the building, and work will be begun as soon as there is sufficient snow to make hauling possible.

125 Years Ago: From the Jan. 6, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

One of the latest improved talking machines, the ‘Graphophone’ has been placed in Otto Spielmann’s saloon recently. It is one of the most interesting and amusing, as well as the most wonderful machines ever invented.

100 Years Ago: From the Jan. 3, 1924 Shakopee Tribune

For Sale—About nine 10-acre plots located West of Shakopee’s city park, fair grounds and athletic field. Each plot has a frontage on the Minnesota river. The location of these plots is especially desirable. For price and particulars, communicate with Wm. Ryan, 1950 Dayton Ave., St. Paul.

100 Years Ago: From the Jan. 4, 1924 Shakopee Argus

Shakopee high school opens its conference season with a game in Dawson’s hall next Monday night, playing the Belle Plaine high school. In close succession ten games will be played, five here and five away, to determine the district winners. With its whole team from last year intact Shakopee is going to make bid for high honors. The game Monday will be well worth seeing. A fast preliminary will precede the regular game. The Shakopee team consists of the following: Edwin Cooper, captain, Fred Ring, Leo Hartmann, Howard Ries, Grant Lundberg, Roman Kopp, Walter Majerus, and Dale Chapman.

75 Years Ago: From the Dec. 30, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Fire Fighters to Stage School for 800 in Shakopee

Plans for a fire school that is expected to attract nearly 800 firemen to Shakopee next July will be discussed at a committee meeting to be he held here early next month, H. J. Pass, Shakopee fire chief, disclosed this week…

50 Years Ago: From the Jan. 2, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

Highway by-pass for Shakopee receives new emphasis

Plans for a highway by-pass to the south of Shakopee’s central business district and Valley Industrial Park took a step forward last week.

Local government officials, Metropolitan Council members and Highway Department representatives met before the Scott County Board of Commissioners last Thursday to discuss those plans.

The meeting resulted in a proposal to create a task force of the factions involved to formulate a specific route for the highway and an official map of the area…

The goal of the task force will be to designate a specific route for the by-pass which will be considerably narrower than the 2,000 foot corridor now indicated. The designated route will be used in an official map of the area which will have to be approved by each of the governments involved.

25 Years Ago: From the Dec. 31, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

County to have new treasurer, auditor in 1999

Scott County will have a new auditor and treasurer in 1999 following action by commissioners last week.

Meeting for the final time in 1998, the County Board on Dec. 22 appointed James Berg as the new county auditor and Michael Nguyen as county treasurer. Pat Boeckman was appointed county recorder, a position she won by election…

Interested in Shakopee history? Find even more at the Shakopee Heritage Society website.

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