American Range

The American Range Corporation/MN Stove Works was in business from 1891-1940. The company made Sanico cookstoves. Photo taken in 1929.  

125 Years Ago

From the Nov. 15, 1894 Scott County Argus

John P. Kreiser is building for his own use a story and a half frame residence at the corner of Fifth and Sommerville streets.

100 Years Ago

From the Nov. 14, 1919 Shakopee Tribune

The remodeling of the interior of St. Mark’s Catholic Church has been completed, with the exception of electric fixtures and stained glass windows, and special services will be held Sunday. Archbishop Dowling of St. Paul will celebrate pontifical high mass and will preach at that service. This will be the archbishop’s first visit to Shakopee.

100 Years Ago

From the Nov. 14, 1919 Scott County Argus

A business change of the week was the sale of the Eureka confectionery Monday by Fred Stelten to Joe Schaefer, who took possession Wednesday.

75 Years Ago

From the Nov. 9, 1944 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

The Gamble Store, under its new ownership, is having a grand opening today, Thursday. Nov. 9.

The shelves and counters of the store are loaded to capacity with numerous items of merchandise for the buyer’s inspection. The Gamble Store management invites you to come in and look them over. You are welcome whether you buy or not. You are invited to come in and get acquainted.

50 Years Ago

From the Nov. 13, 1969 Shakopee Valley News

A Standard Oil tractor-trailer was “opened up” by a Milwaukee freight train last Thursday afternoon, at approximately 2:15 p.m.

The mangled truck, driven by Thomas O’Keefe of St. Paul, was proceeding south over the railroad tracks between First and Second avenues behind Shakopee Lumber Company when struck in the side.

The train, although only traveling at approximately 3-4 mph could not stop in time to avoid the collision.

Two tow trucks and the assistance of the train were needed to up-right the cab of the truck with part of the trailer still connected.

Shakopee Fire Department was called to the scene in case the motor oil being carried in the truck ignited.

The train engineer and O’Keefe reported that due to limited visibility they did not see one another until it was too late to stop.

O’Keefe was not injured during the mishap.

25 Years Ago

From the Nov. 10, 1994 Shakopee Valley News

Upgrading Huber Park may become a way for Shakopee to tout the Minnesota River as an amenity — and spruce up one entrance to town.

The Shakopee City Council voted Nov. 1 to approve a conceptual design plan for the park, and directed the project’s consultant to incorporate the design components into a final design plan.

Assistant City Administrator Barry Stock said the conceptual design is merely a planning tool.

City officials hope to apply for federal and state grants to help the project.

Eventually, a river trail system will run from Fort Snelling through the park area. “It will be a heavily-used corridor,” Stock said.

Both the CDC and the Park and Recreation Board have agreed the old Highway 169 bridge should be retained and developed at its current height into a linear park and gathering area. The consultant will also look at the feasibility of constructing a second level on the bridge that could be used for the bicycle/pedestrian trail and for fishing.

Compiled by Wes Reinke.


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