Riverside Park in Shakopee

Riverside Park was host to the 1938, 1939, 1940 and 1948 state baseball tournaments. The park was located on the north side of the river, west of Holmes Street.

125 Years Ago

From the June 28, 1894 Scott County Argus

The brick work on the Jacob Ries buildings on First street is completed, and a glance up or down the street shows how great is the improvement both to the buildings themselves and to the entire block. The best (Schroeder’s) repress brick are laid in mortar of the same color, and with the plate-glass front, cut-stone and galvanized iron “trimmings” the building will compare favorably with any in town.

100 Years Ago

From the June 27, 1919 Shakopee Tribune

Local Legion Gets Chapter

The first meeting of the service men’s club under its new charter as a post of the American Legion was held at the courthouse Wednesday evening. The meeting being called to order, the members were informed by the president and secretary that the application of the club for a charter as a post of the American Legion had been granted, and that the charter had been received, and that it was designated as Post No. 2 of the Minnesota jurisdiction, No. 1 being at St. Paul. The officers of the old club will hold over until a new election can be held under the charter.

100 Years Ago

From the June 27, 1919 Scott County Argus

After July 1st L. E. Dawson will again resume management of the Gem theatre.

75 Years Ago

From the June 22, 1944 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Miss Evelyn Huber returned to her duties as saleslady at the Bloss Variety Store, Monday after a week’s vacation. She spent several days of last week visiting among relatives and friends in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

50 Years Ago

From the June 26, 1969 Shakopee Valley News

City Agrees To Purchase Of Huber Property

Purchase of property at the corner of Holmes and Second Avenue from Dr. J. C. Huber of Shakopee was authorized in a “last hour” action of the Common Council of the City of Shakopee in coming to an amicable agreement with the owner just prior to scheduled trial proceedings in the Shakopee District Court on the owner’s appeal from condemnation instituted by the city…

The property, located at the southwest corner of Holmes and Second, lots eight, nine and 10, except the right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway, in block 30, was previously designated as one of the sites in the city’s off-street parking program…

Possession was to be given upon making a down payment and then the city could level the site off and prepare temporary surfacing for a parking lot yet this year…

25 Years Ago

From the June 23, 1994 Shakopee Valley News

Consignment shop opens at city mall

Dwight and Sheri Kallembach of Shakopee have opened Kids Again, a consignment shop for children’s clothing and other items, at Shakopee Town Square.

The business accepts on consignment children’s clothing in sizes infants to 6x, as well as toys, room decor, bedding and equipment…

Interested in Shakopee history? Visit the Shakopee Heritage Society website at shakopeeheritage.org.

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Deena is the regional editor for Shakopee, Jordan, Prior Lake and Savage and is passionate about uncovering the truth. Deena also enjoys gardening, playing tennis and up-cycling furniture.

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