Lakeville Minnesota History

If you live in Lakeville, Minnesota, you probably know the Dan Patch Depot, which was once about a quarter mile west of here. It served as the headquarters of the city's largest and fastest-growing suburb, located north of downtown St. Paul, south of Interstate 94 and east of Minnesota State University.

It contained the Dan Patch Depot, a freight station for transportation to and from, as well as the headquarters of the Minnesota State University Railroad Company and the St. Paul Railroad. Prairie Lake became Lake Marion after Colonel Marion Savage expanded his entertainment business by building the Antlers Amusement Park on the Lake. The railroad line that served the park was called the Dan Patch Railroad Line and was located about a quarter-mile west of Lakeville, near the shore of a lake that was renamed "Lake Marion" in honor of Savage. In 1884, Prairie Lake became Lake Marion, which was renamed after his death in honor of his former owner, Col. Marion S. Savage.

The depot also manufactured cream that was delivered to the Lakeville Creamery from other parts of Minnesota and the Midwest, as well as butter that was delivered by the Creamery and the Creamery that was delivered by it.

People moving from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Lakeville could use good quality water, including softened water. It was common for residents to travel to Minneapolis, and the Danes were reportedly outnumbered by the Norwegians. The railroad also brought students to and from high schools in Lakevilles and Northfield, brought visitors to Lakeville and brought some of its residents to Minneapolis for business and shopping.

In winter, Lake Marion was cut up with cross-cut saws and trolleys and sledges pulled up and down the mountain to the lake. Having little experience of northern winters, I did not know that I had to pass only a group of icebergs - fishermen's houses - and that I was riding on the back of a horse and a stroller, not in a car, but on a sleigh, in the middle of the snow.

In 1855, William Brackett, the owner of the road used by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (now the U.S. Forest Service), decided to create a lake called Prairie Lake. In 1856, Bracksett clad 250 acres and named it Lakeville, although it was only a few miles from the lake that is now called Lake Marion. And in 1854, a year later, his son-in-law, John H. Bracewell, who had used this road, decided to create another lake, which would be called Prairie Lake in the same area.

In 1855, William Brackett, the owner of the road used by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (now the U.S. Forest Service), decided to build a lake in the same area called Prairie Lake as his son-in-law John H. Bracewell, who had used the road, and decided to clad it. In 1856, in 1854, he clad a Lakeville, Minnesota, about a half-mile from the lake that is now called Lake Marion, which is called Prairie Lake.

The project was ambitious: a golf and residential development with a lake, golf course and other facilities was built on the site of the old railway tracks.

Later in the 20th century Lakeville Township was rebuilt - followed and incorporated as a town of Lakeville. Later that year, it was listed as a separate city by the Lake County Board of Supervisors and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR), and later the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAC) and Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) followed.

Lakeville would win another title in 1994 but not return to the state tournament until 2003, when the Panthers had one of the strongest offensive triple-triples Minnesota State had ever seen. The Panthers went on an unbeaten 14-0 season that included a win over Eden Prairie that ended a four-game losing streak at Lakeville High School, and then beat Cretin-Derham Hall on their way to victory before winning the state tournament against familiar opponents Cambridge-Blaine.

The Panthers bid farewell to the greatest season in club history in 1987 when they went 14-28 unbeaten in the championship game against Cambridge. The Panthers won their first national championship in 1988, completing a perfect 13-0 win over Eden Prairie in the first round of the tournament before beating Cambridge-Blaine, Cretin-Derham Hall and Lakeville High School. Nelson finished his career as a four-year starter for the Panthers before playing for North Dakota State. Duke and Marquette named him the best three-point shooting guard in Minnesota State history, which has the second-highest field goal percentage in school history and the third-best in state history.

Before any white man entered the country, it was populated by gangs now called Sioux, Cherokee and Iroquois.

On March 7, 1927, a base map covering a portion of the area between Orchard Lake and Lakeville was submitted to Dakota County. The complex strengthened as it moved eastward in the morning and intensified again as the tornado passed through the town of Ramsey (see separate entry). The tornado then moved toward the northern tip of Dayton, alternating between Category F0 and F1 damage, then crossed the Mississippi, reached the towns of Ramsey and then left Hennepin County and moved south into Minnesota State, north of St. Paul and south of Minneapolis. Then it intensified into a complex of tornadoes moving south - westward along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border and northward - eastward across the Twin Cities.

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