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Remember When – Jan. 20, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the Jan. 22, 1874 Shakopee Argus

New Bakery. Mr. Joseph Nachtsheim has started a new Bakery on First Street East of the Argus Office. He is ready to supply all families with good bread fresh baked, and all kinds of cakes. He will soon have his bakery ready to make Crackers sufficient to supply the whole Minnesota Valley.

125 Years Ago: From the Jan. 26, 1899 Scott County Argus

Operations are to be commenced in a few days upon the new structure for Flaherty and Lies. The old building is to be torn down and made use of in the erection of a feedstore, warehouse and stable, which will adjoin the rear and run along the alley a distance of 80 feet. The feedstore entrance will be on Lewis street. Then when building weather comes the brick store, 40 x 80 feet in size, two stories high, will go up. It promises to be a splendid improvement to the town.

125 Years Ago: From the Jan. 20, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

Last evening about 6 o’clock, the dummy in front of Segelbaum’s store was stripped of its winter apparel—a valuable coonskin coat—by some bold “gentleman” who evidently was looking for something “warm.” He got what he was looking for when he took that coat, but in a few moments his ardor for warm things was cooled when that sleuth of detectives, Carl Lilienfield, assisted by one of our best local assistants, overhauled him at the postoffice corner and—handed him into the custody of Nightwatchman Osterfeld. He will have an opportunity to explain matters to “his honor” this morning.

100 Years Ago: From the Jan. 25, 1924 Shakopee Argus

Am. Legion Project

All men over school age are invited to meet next Monday evening, at eight o’clock, at Legion hall to organize classes in physical exercises under the supervision of John J. Jacobi, athletic director of Shakopee high school.

Members of the American Legion are sponsoring the project and very great interest in the proposed classes is manifested by the young men of the city. Many are expected to avail themselves of this opportunity.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 20, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

County Nurse Group Formed

Scott county moved closer to the inauguration of its public health nursing service when the committee, appointed to set the program in operation, met for the first time in the courthouse here Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. W. A. Pomije, Shakopee, was elected chairman; Dr. B. F. Pearson, county health officer, vice chairman, and B. A. Herzog, county superintendent of schools, secretary of the committee.

Other members are Mrs. Exerine Tolzman, Belle Plaine, and Ernest Wermerskirchen, chairman of the board of county commissioners…

Although the group gave its attention to the primary problem of securing a qualified nurse for the project no action in that direction can be taken, it was explained, until the county commissioners make the necessary appropriation to finance the work.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 20, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

Consider Shakopee For Field Trials

Possibility that the Minnesota Field Dog Trials may be held at Shakopee in 1949 were evident this week as a committee Field Trial association surveyed the community. A spring and fall meet, both under the auspices of the American Kennel club, will be held. According to the committee, Shakopee is being favorably considered, and is sufficient housing can be found for the hundreds of participants and spectators, the trials will come here. Committee members here Tuesday were Jerry Carnes, Minneapolis, and George Alt and Fisk Marshall of Long Lake.

50 Years Ago: From the Jan. 23, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

Shopping Center plans going well Chamber told

Plans for the Minnesota Valley Mall, a new shopping center to be built in Shakopee, are progressing according to project developer Gene Williams…

The mall will feature an enclosed walkway and 150,000 square feet of shopping space. The design indicates larger stores in the center of the mall with smaller shops along the perimeter.

Super Value food stores will anchor the center, and Williams said leases for others stores are now being finalized…

25 Years Ago: From the Jan. 21, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

Realignment of Co. 16 proposed for development

A proposal that would realign the intersection of county roads 16 and 83 in Shakopee and bring new commercial development to the area might require the city to hand over control of 17th Avenue to Scott County…

The county wants the road to serve as a reliever for traffic on Highway 169, according to County Engineer Brad Larson. Under the proposal, which has primarily been discussed at the staff level, the roadway would become County Road 16. The existing 2 ½-mile stretch of County Road 16 between County Road 83 and Marschall Road would likely be handed over to the city, Larson said…

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

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