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Remember When – June 22, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the June 25, 1874 Shakopee Argus

Standing grass for sale by the ton by Henry Hinds.

125 Years Ago: From the June 22, 1899 Scott County Argus

There is no mistaking the fact that the river is enjoying what the old settlers call “the June rise.” Continued rains have swollen the waters until they have overflowed the banks in many places, and considerable damage will result to the bottom land crops. Today the water is over the trestle road for a distance of three blocks, although travel is thus far not impeded. Mr. Withey’s sugar beet land is submerged, and it looks as though his enterprise would be nipped in the bud this year.

125 Years Ago: From the June 23, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

The interior of Math Huth’s saloon is this week being beautified by new paper and paint. P. Paul is doing the work. A new and highly finished bar will also be an important factor in the new improvements.

100 Years Ago: From the June 27, 1924 Shakopee Argus

Peter Plouman had the misfortune of having two of his cows struck by lightning last Sunday afternoon. The animals were valued at about one hundred dollars each, but the entire loss was covered by insurance.

100 Years Ago: From the June 26, 1924 Shakopee Tribune

Theodore Weiland is Winner in Skat Tourney

Theodore Weiland was the winner of the third prize at the 27th annual skat tournament of the North American Skat League which was held at the St. Paul Auditorium the latter part of last week. He won Clubs Solo against 9 Matadores, 120 points scoring 365 points and was awarded $250 as a prize.

75 Years Ago: From the June 23, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

New Signals in Operation at Crossings

The new automatic signals to control the traffic at the Fuller, Holmes and Lewis streets crossings of the Omaha railway line on Second street are now in operation.

Clanging bells, blinking red lights and a “Stop” sign all go into play when a train is approaching any of the crossings protected by the signals.

In accordance with the state Railroad and Warehouse commission order requiring the rail firm to install the signals nine other crossings are to be closed to traffic. Those which will eventually be abandoned are at Pierce and Shumway streets in West Shakopee, and at Spencer, Fillmore, Main, Dakota, Market, Prairie and Naumkeag streets in East Shakopee…

75 Years Ago: From the June 23, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

Mayor Retains License Power

Licenses in Shakopee continue to be signed by the Mayor, it was decided by the common council at an adjourned meeting Tuesday night.

A week ago, the council, by Resolution, directed that all liquor licenses be signed by the president of the council. This resolution was returned to the council Unsigned, by Mayor Clarence Czaia this week with a sizzling veto message attached…

50 Years Ago: From the June 26, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

Renaissance Fair site finally set near Shakopee

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be held in Scott County this year on the Malkerson Ranch, four miles south of Shakopee on Highway 169.

Approval for the festival site was given by Scott County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday, June 10…

25 Years Ago: From the June 24, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

Shakopee movie theater purchase is completed

It will become 18-screen complex

A Milwaukee company announced Friday that it completed the purchase of Shakopee’s six-screen movie theater, and said it plans to add five screens and another seven at a later time, to eventually become an 18-screen complex.

Marcus Theatres Corp. also said the new screen additions will feature the popular stadium seating, and that the existing theater areas will be retrofitted with the same style seating over the next year.

Marcus Theatres completed the purchase of Shakopee Town Theatre from Guetschoff Theatre Management Corp. (GTI) for an undisclosed price. The purchase boosted the presence of Marcus in the Twin Cities area to 51 screens at six locations…

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

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