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Remember When – Nov. 4, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Nov. 10, 1898 Scott County Argus

One of the big regulators which has graced the walls of H. P. Marx’s jewelry store for many years past was this week sold and shipped to a jeweler at Morton, this state. It was considerably smaller than a big barn door, but it made quite a good sized package for a clock, never-the-less.

100 Years Ago: From the Nov. 8, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

City Purchases Athletic Field

The City Council at an adjourned regular meeting held Monday evening, November 5, purchased 9.24 acres of land from William Ryan of St. Paul. The total purchase price was $1500.

The property purchased is located North of the Fair grounds and the present city park. The Council designated the property to be used as an athletic field.

The purchase of this property by the City Council is a very commendable and progressive step. It is our understanding that the next improvement in this connection will be the erection of a new grandstand. This grandstand will be used to accomodate the attendance at baseball games, football games and other athletic contests. It will also serve as a means of seating visitors who attend the annual Scott County Fair held here.

75 Years Ago: From the Nov. 4, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

British Fords Due in Shakopee Soon

Arrival of several models of the British Ford sometime within the next seven days was announced this week by the Jim Covington Motor Sales.

The 1,700-pound midgets, made in England, have a 93-inch wheel base and are reported to travel up to 45 miles on a gallon of gas.

They will be offered locally in three models…

50 Years Ago: From the Nov. 7, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Softball diamonds grow in former corn fields

A collection of softball diamonds is being developed in what has become known as Adams Street Park.

The prime movers in this venture have been the Shakopee Jaycees, but they have been joined in this venture by a host of local organizations, businesses and individuals.

The first of the fields was seeded last week and work continued over the weekend for the grading and surveys needed for a second diamond.

The city of Shakopee purchased the 40 acre site from the state some time ago, but until recently it had still been used as a corn field…

25 Years Ago: From the Nov. 5, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

Family Bank now called Voyager Bank

As of Monday, the Family Bank is no more.

Family Banks, including the branch in Shakopee, are now called Voyager Banks. The banks are owned and operated by Voyager Financial Services Corp. The name change also affects the corporation’s mortgage and title companies, which are now called Voyager Mortgage Corp. and Voyager Title Inc.

With the name change, the banks have changed from a thrift to a state-chartered bank…

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