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Remember When – Oct. 21, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Oct. 27, 1898 Scott County Argus

The work of laying a new cement walk along the north side of Second street, from Lewis to Holmes, is progressing, and the walk will probably be thrown open to the public by the end of the present week. Smoothly laid, of uniform width, and exact as to grade, the two continuous blocks of cement stone pavement laid by Ring & Fischer present a most substantial and pleasing appearance, and appeal to the eye at once as one of the marked improvements of the season. Another year should see cement sidewalks so popular with the Shakopee populace that there will never be any question, when a new sidewalk is needed, as to the material to be used.

100 Years Ago: From the Oct. 25, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

Sewing Classes Organized Here

About twenty ladies of Shakopee and vicinity were present at a meeting held at the City Hall yesterday afternoon to organize classes for the free course in sewing and making clothing, offered by the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Minnesota, through the co-operation of the Scott County Farm Bureau…

75 Years Ago: From the Oct. 21, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Retirement of Ball Lights Stock Seen

That the Shakopee Recreational Association Inc. is in a position to retire all of the $12,680 worth of stock authorized for the lighting of Riverside baseball park was disclosed Tuesday night in reports made to the Shakopee Commercial club by J. A. Metcalf, state amateur baseball tourney chairman, and Judge F. J. Connolly, president of the Recreational association.

Exceeding the “wildest dreams” of even the most enthusiastic supporters of the lighting project, the detailed reports showed a net balance of $14,832.67 on hand at the end of the baseball season—more than enough to cover the outstanding stock certificates…

50 Years Ago: From the Oct. 24, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Council finally sells buildings on MVRP land

The Shakopee city council met Tuesday night and finally settle the matter of the metal buildings on the Minnesota Valley Restoration Project land.

The city owned the buildings and had promised to remove them, although the Historical Society had hoped they would be gone last summer.

A single bid on the buildings was received Tuesday from James Hauer of Shakopee who offered $250 for the three buildings and agreed to remove them by March 1 of next year. The council accepted his bid.

25 Years Ago: From the Oct. 22, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

Scout Barn comes down

After using it for training during the week, Shakopee firefighters Saturday morning burned the old Boy Scout Barn, which sat on land owned by the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), and was next to the women’s prison. The barn, which dates back to the 1920s, formerly housed dairy cows and was used by Shakopee Boy Scout Troop 218 for meetings and storage space since 1965. When the DOC asked that the barn be moved off state property so the prison could expand, Scouts unsuccessfully tried to raise the money needed to relocate it.

By Wes Reinke

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