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Remember When – July 15, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the July 21, 1898 Scott County Argus

Charles Hartmann and George Ries will engage in the butcher business here as soon as necessary arrangements can be made. They are today undecided whether to buy you A & J. Zettel or start a third market in the unoccupied part of the How block on Lewis street. Both deals are now pending.

100 Years Ago: From the July 19, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

The Tri-State Telephone Co. will open their new office in the M. J. Berens and Sons building about August 1. Experienced operators form the twin cities will be in charge for an indefinite time, until local operators have been trained.

75 Years Ago: From the July 15, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Huth and Johnson in Tonsorial Shop

In a change of plans announced this week it was disclosed that Peter G. Huth will be associated with Al Johnson in the latter’s barber shop on E. First street effective Friday morning, July 16.

Last week after vacating the Lewis street building he had occupied for many years Mr. Huth moved his equipment to the former Wampach residence, west of the Metcalf service station, where he planned to open a barber shop.

Under the new management he will continue business in the Johnson shop.

50 Years Ago: From the July 18, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Shopping Center Construction Will Start Soon

Construction of a $3 million shopping center near Shakopee is scheduled to get underway about Aug. 1, a spokesman for a Minneapolis development firm said last week.

However, a list of the types of stores that will occupy the center will not be made public until all arrangements for financing have been made, the spokesman said. The list will probably be made available later this week, he said.

The center, to be called Jacksondale, will be constructed on 30 acres of a 124 acre tract of land immediately west of Shakopee on Highway 169. Of the remaining acreage, 10 acres will be sold for the development of townhouses, and 84 acres for development of private residential dwellings, the spokesman revealed.

Tentative plans for the shopping center include construction of a bowling alley, motel, restaurant and possibly a movie theater, he added.

The shopping center is expected to be completed in March.

25 Years Ago: From the July 16, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

Monument on Indian burial mound

City agrees to move structure at Memorial Park honoring war dead

A flagpole and granite memorial in Veterans Memorial Park honoring local residents who died while serving in the military sits atop an Indian burial mound, and the city of Shakopee will work with the local American Legion and VFW posts and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community to relocate them…

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