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Sept. 23, 1971: Chaska’s new town development of Jonathan will have the services of a Gulf Service Station at the Village One Shopping Center – pending city council action. Chaska’s Planning Commission went on record to grant a conditional use permit for the Gulf Service Station at its plann…

Each week we publish a detail of a local landmark. The next week we identify the landmark. Do you know where the heck this is? Send us your guess.

Sept. 16, 1926: Chaska High School will have another football team this season. With the opening of the fall term last week, Coach Mooney issued his clarion call for football volunteers and his efforts were promptly rewarded when fourteen young huskies responded to the summons.

Each week we publish a detail of a local landmark. The next week we identify the landmark. Do you know where the heck this is? Send us your guess.

The answer to last week’s quiz was the First National Bank building, built in 1929, now home to AssuredPartners (formerly Casualty Assurance).

Sept. 9, 1976: Bluegrass music came to Chaska last week with about 800 fans gathering in the Chaska Athletic Park to listen to six groups at the Bluegrass Western-Swing Festival. The crowd was smaller than anticipated. The Chaska Jonathan Jaycees handled the concessions and other arrangement…

Each week we publish a detail of a local landmark. The next week we identify the landmark. Do you know where the heck this is? Send us your guess.

The answer to last week’s quiz was M. Elizabeth Salon, 214 N Chestnut St., Chaska, located in the 1907 First National Bank building.

Sept. 2, 1965: Monday, September 6, is Labor Day. It also marks the end of so-called “Fast Time” (Daylight Saving Time) with area residents reminded that there’ll be a little work for everyone on Labor Day – mainly turning back the clock one hour before retiring Monday night.

Each week we publish a detail of a local landmark. The next week we identify the landmark. Do you know where the heck this is? Send us your guess.

Aug. 26, 1971: The familiar sign of the Flying Red Horse (Mobil) will resume operations in Chaska very shortly. The service station, formerly Len’s Mobil, was destroyed by an explosion and fire this spring. The new operation will be a partnership between Len Therres and Al Meuwissen, the lat…

Each week we publish a detail of a local landmark. The next week we identify the landmark. Do you know where the heck this is? Send us your guess.

The answer to last week’s quiz was the flower planters along the brick monument on the north side of the Highway 41 Minnesota River bridge.

Aug. 18, 1938: WPA workers are in the midst of clearing the north bank of the Minnesota River here. The bank will be rip-rapped (lined with stone), and it is understood the word “Chaska” will be worked into the bank with limestone.

Each week we publish a detail of a local landmark. The next week we identify the landmark. Do you know where the heck this is? Send us your guess.

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