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Governor Harold LeVander thank you letter to Jim and Rosella RyanMarch, 1969 Governor Harold LeVander attended as a special guest of honor the Annual Night with the Irish sponsored on behalf of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and later Mary Mother of the Church. That evening the Governor and his wife visited with Jim and Rosella Ryan at their home. Harold LeVander was an attorney with LeVander, Gillen and Miller in South St. Paul, whose firm assisted many early Burnsville families including the Ryan's and Kennelly's with legal matters.
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Pumpkin people at the Ryans 1950 and 1960s.During the 1950s and early 1960s Jim and Rosella Ryan's farmhouse on Highway 13 was the location everyone went to buy their pumpkins.
Here are the popular Pumpkin people who welcomed visitors. After the Ryan's sold their home and moved to River Hills, Rosella's
brother began his pumpkin venture.
irish_connections.pdf
Irish Connection frightens visitors from Emerald Isle1978In the 1850s many Irish arrived in Burnsville. In 1978 Terry Flynn, Eamonn Tobin and Tully Curry visited MInnesota and visited friends Jim and Rosella (kennelly) Ryan and Mark and Margaret (Connelly) Ryan in their Burnsville homes. Both Ryan families have traveled to Ireland through Terry Flynn Travel.
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Jim Ryan served in World War II.Jim Ryan (1910 - 1982), who married Rosella Kennelly served in W.W. II prior to their marriage. After their marriage they lived in Burnsville with their three daughters Pat, Kathy and Mary.
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Jim and Rosella Ryan home - 2017Once the front yard and drive-way for the Jim and Rosella Ryan farm house (and prior owner John Connelly's) on Highway 13 near County Road 11, is now overgrown with grass and fenced being the "back yard" to a housing development.
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Mark and Margaret Ryan, new home.July 18, 1952 Dakota County Tribune - Mark Ryan, wife Margaret Connelly Ryan and family building a home in Burnsville on Highway 13.
margaret_ryan_mary_mother.pdf
Margaret Connelly Ryan remembers 50 years of Mary Mother 2015She was born in Burnsville, married Mark Ryan and they lived their entire lives in Burnsville. They were charter members of Mary Mother of the Church. In this interview she shares stories about the parish and life in Burnsville.
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Mark Ryan and Mary Connelly Ryan 1947Margaret Connelly (daughter of Jim and Anna Connelly)
and Marcus (MARK) Ryan of Lakeville were married June 21, 1947
at St. John the Baptist Church, Savage, MN.

They lived in Burnsville the remainder of their lives on
Hwy 13.

Margaret July 26, 1923- Nov 26, 2015
Marcus - Aug 23, 1921 - Nov 6, 2005
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Burnsville marches St. Patricks Day in St. Paul.For many years a bus load of Burnsville and Savage residents headed to St. Paul to march in the Annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Shown are Pat and Mike Ryan carrying the Burnsville banner.
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Pumpkins- Jim and Rosella Ryan homeLocated on Highway 13 Jim and Rosella Ryan sold pumpkins, Indian corn or gourds each October from the mid 1950's until selling their home in 1968.
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Pumpkin people at the Ryans 1960s.During the 1950s and early 1960s Jim and Rosella Ryan's farmhouse on Highway 13 was the location everyone went to buy their pumpkins.
Here are the popular Pumpkin people who welcomed visitors. After the Ryan's sold their home and moved to River Hills, Rosella's
brother began his pumpkin venture.
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Painting of the Jim and Rosella Ryan homeOnce owned by John Connelly and later Jim and Rosella Ryan, this painting remembers the farm house which stood until 1968 on Highway 13 between County Road 11 and 12th Avenue South.
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Jim Ryan's Pumpkin PatchThe original pumpkin patch on Highway 13 was operated by Jim and Rosella Ryan and their daughters, Pat, Kathy and Mary. St. Paul Newspaper columnist known as OLIVER TOWN wrote this article for the newspaper.
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Mary and Kathy Ryan at the Ryan Pumpkin patchMary age 10 and Kathy age 12 are able to pick out any pumpkin at their dad's Jim Ryan's Pumpkin patch. Clipping 1962.
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Jim and Rosella Ryan farm house torn down 1968After the sale of their land the Ryans - Jim, Rosella and daughters Pat, Kathy and Mary moved to River Hills. Their farm house, which stood on Highway 13 and once owned by John Connelly was torn down.
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Jim and Rosella Ryan's Pumpkins 1966Located on Highway 13 Jim and Rosella Ryan sold pumpkins, Indian corn or gourds each October from the mid 1950's until selling their home in 1968.
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Jim and Rosella Ryan pumpkins 1966Kids enjoyed the pumpkin people who were always a tradition at the Ryan Pumpkin patch on Highway 13.
 
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