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May 6, 1904 Burnsville NewsDakota County Tribune column includes Burnsvlle and Hamilton/Savage news.

Note the inconsistent us of the town name Hamilton and Savage..
Burnsville New 1904July 1, 1904 Dakota County Tribune columns include West and East Burnsville.

Fourth of July in Hamilton (Savage)
Rose Gallagher closed her term of school last Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Wm Connelly have a new son...
June 17, 1904 Burnsville newsDakota County Tribune Burnsville column reports:

The wedding June 8 of Lulu McDermott and Patrick Walsh.
Antler's ParkAlthough located in Lakeville, Antlers Park was a popular activity for Burnsville residents.
Foreman and Clark 19281928 - Affordable suits Upstairs! John Kennelly and Enos Gallgher always went to St. Paul to buy their suits.
Burnsville farm 1932A cow and the barn at the Luke McCoy farm, Burnsville.
1933 News the Kroohn familyDakota County Tribune - July 28, 1933.
"I dropped in at Nels Kroohn's the other day where he is operating a 500 acre ranch for the Lake Street Investment Company of Minneapolis, just off Lyndale in Byrnesville. This farm is operated exclusively by the Kroohn family and they are doing a mighty good job of it. For years they milked 50 cows, but two years ago the T B Test caught 32 of the herd and they are now milking but 40. They also keep about 100 head of hogs. The buildings, which are located back from the road, consist of a fine home for the family, and many buildings, sheds etc including a barn 40 x 100 feet. Everything about the place is modern and well kept. The Kroohn family has been managing this place for 15 years, coming to it from Golden Valley.

The 1940 Census shows:

Nels Kroohn 54
Calma Kroohn 52
Merlin Kroohm 25
Irving Kroohm 22
Mary Kroohm 18
Ellen Kroohm 15
Early farm kitchenThis Dakota County Fair exhibit recreates the early farm house kitchen.
Crystal Lake 1922Tourists and residents come to Crystal Lake with their cars.
Farm Scene at Mike and Molly Dunn FarmMIke and Molly Kennelly Dunn lived at the corner of Highway 13 and Cliff Road. Originally her parents Walter and Sarah Kennelly's farm and later owned by Jim and Anna and then Joe and Janette Connelly. Now the site of Millpond Apartments.
Buying a carriage1902 ad - St. Paul is a source of a new "vehicle".
Buying a piano1902 - St. Paul is a source of a piano for a Burnsville home.
August 11, 1911 Savage NewsDakota County Tribune column with Savage and Burnsville news:

August 16, 1907 - Savage and Burnsville NewsDakota County Tribune column includes - Art Streefland, baseball, and other news.
August 18, 1911 Savage and Burnsville newsDakota County Tribune Savage column includes Burnsville news.
August 30, 1907 Savage and Burnsville NewsDakota County Tribune column includes:

Heavy rains,
The Savage Race Track is completed
Frank Dowdle, Henry Coffey... have finished threshing....
August 2, 1907 Savage and Burnsville newsDakota County Tribune column -

Work is in progress on the one half mile track of Savate and it is expected the grade will be completed by August 10...
Ad for Hamm's Beer 1907This ad for Hamm's Beer appeared in the Dakota County Tribune various times in 1907.
Early Burnsville store 1902For rent - My new store and dwelling combined in Burnsville, a very good location for a country store. For further particulars apply to Lawrence Begley, Glendale Minn. September 3, 1902 Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Indications are, this could be the Berrisford store, before being moved to Savage.
June 3, 1904 West Burnsville NewsDakota County Tribune news column:

Edward and Veronica Brennan, two young children die.

West Burnsville NewsApril 8, 1904 Dakota County Tribune:

At this time news is broken up as East and West Burnsville. Included news of a butcher shop in Hamilton (Savage)...
For rent 1902One hundred and five acres of fine meadow land in Dakota County, 1 1/2 miles east of Hamilton Station. August 16, 1902 Irish Standard.
How many automobiles in Burnsville and Dakota County 1916?August 31, 1916 Dakota County Tribune

The number and valuation of automobiles in Dakota County as returned by the town assessors.
Charles Kline first rural mail carrier 1985Del Stelling, in the Savage Review remembers Charles Kline, considered the first mail carrier. He joined the postal service in 1906. In 1914 he was the first person in Savage to own an automobile.
June 4, 1904 Savage NewsDakota County Tribune column with Savage and Burnsville news.

Thomas Hayes took in the fair at Shakopee Monday and purchased a fine mare and colt at a very reasonable figure.

Miss Julia Gallagher is at home after being with her sister Mrs.C.J. Conroy for a couple of months.

Mrs. Brennen's house has been fumigated this week...

The new residence of Patrick Hynes is nearing completion....

Wm Connelly is also building a swell residence...
Early farmingThe Dakota City Museum, at the Dakota County Fair Grounds Farmington has recreated a chicken coop similar to those on farms in Burnsville.
Early farmingThe Dakota City Museum, at the Dakota County Fair Grounds Farmington has recreated a chicken coop similar to those on farms in Burnsville.
Growing cornThis 2018 photo of corn growing just outside of Rosemount is a reminder of how the farmland throughout Burnsville looked.
Crystal Lake in the 1920sOne of the oldest photos uncovered by the Burnsville Historical Society in the 1970s shows Crystal Lake on a summer day.
Buying a motorcycle in Farmington 1912A.E. Johnson Farmington ad for the Wagner Motorcycle.
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