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1960's telephonesHow telephones looked in the 1960s. Burnsville's phone exchange was either GL - (Glenview) or TX (Tuxedo)....
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More than 1800 at a Night with the Irish 1965March 18, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

More than 1800 people crowded into the Burnsville High School auditorium for the Night with the Irish sponsored by St. John the Baptist...
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1960's Record playerThe Dakota County Historical Society displays a record player owned by a Dakota County teen in the early 1960's.
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Burnsville news 1960February 25, 1960 Dakota County Tribune Burnsville Community news.
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Burnsville's permits top 200 in 1960A January, 1961 Dakota County Tribune reports that according to Patrick Connelly, Clerk, over 400 building permits were issued the past two years with 204 in 1960.
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138th and Nicollet 19601960 - The horizontal road is 138th Street. Nicollet Avenue did not yet connect to County Road 42. Above is the Gallagher farm and below the Ratzlaff farm (photo below with aerial detail above). The Ratzlaff farm became the Ridges Campus, present location of Fairview Ridges Hospital, Prince of Peace Lutheran and other facilities. Poster created by the Burnsville Historical Society.
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Jim Kearney1961 - Jim Kearney, son of Joe and Alice who farmed the land where Neill School stands.
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Flooding in Burnsville area1962 flood photos, Dakota County Tribune.
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Dr. Clark LaChapelle1963 - Dr. Clark LaChapelle, Burnsville's first dentist.
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Alice Egan Kearney and Theresa Egan 1965Alice and her mother Theresa while shopping in downtown Minneapolis.
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March snows, 1965The Dakota County Tribune March 25, 1965 lead story is snow throughout Dakota County.
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Seventh annual Night with the Irish set - 1965February 18, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Bishop designate James Shannon will be master of ceremonies for the 7th annual Night with the Irish....
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A Night with the IRISH 19661966 was the 8th Annual Night with the Irish, originally sponsored to benefit St. John the Baptist Church in Savage and coordinated by Joe Kennelly. When Mary Mother of the Church was organized in 1965 the event was sponsored by the new Parish but still included St. John's church and school.
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A Night with the IRISH 19661966 was the 8th Annual Night with the Irish, originally sponsored to benefit St. John the Baptist Church in Savage and coordinated by Joe Kennelly. When Mary Mother of the Church was organized in 1965 the event was sponsored by the new Parish but still included St. John's church and school.
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A Night with the IRISH 19661966 was the 8th Annual Night with the Irish, originally sponsored to benefit St. John the Baptist Church in Savage and coordinated by Joe Kennelly. When Mary Mother of the Church was organized in 1965 the event was sponsored by the new Parish but still included St. John's church and school.
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Scenes from 1968 Night with the IRISHThe 1968 Night with the Irish, held at Burnsville High School brought a crowd of 1500 to the annual event. Originally held as an event for St. John the Baptist Church in Savage, when Mary Mother of the Church was established the yearly Irish festival was sponsored by their women's club with Joe Kennelly as organizer. (ONE OF TWO PAGES)
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Exciting program slated for Night with the Irish 1968March 7, 1968 MInnesota Valley Review

The annual A Night with the Irish returns at Burnsville High School, this year an event benefiting Mary Mother of the Church. This event for years had been for St. John the Baptist Church which according to another article sponsored Happiness is a green shamrock.
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A battle with the elements in 65?December 31, 1964 Minnesota Valley Review editorial by Del Stelling
includes references to the Village of Savage, Eagan, Burnsville, Glendale and Lebanon Townships.
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Back yards make golf courseAugust 23, 1962 Dakota County Tribune reports the Steckman's, Jameson and Nepil families create a golf course in their back yards.
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New Burnsville Bank proposed 1963May 16, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

Application was made Tuesday to the Minnesota Department of Commerce for a charter to operate a state bank in Burnsville. Name of the bank will be First State Bank of Burnsville...
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A Night with the IRISH 1969The 1969 Annual event sponsored by Mary Mother of the Church included: KSTP Newcaster Bob Ryan, Dakota County Commissioner Patrick Scully (who was born in Ireland and lived in Hastings) and music at tv legend Dennis Day. Governor Harold LeVander and his wife and then St. Paul mayor Tom Byrne attended.
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Bob Ryan to MC A Night with the IrishThe popular A Night With the Irish moved from St. John the Baptist Church after the organization of Mary Mother of the Church. Parishioner Joe Kennelly was organizer. This year KSTP Newsman Bob Ryan served as MC. Of interest, on St. Patrick's Day St. John the Baptist began another tradition that year called Happiness is a Green Shamrock. 1968
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Grand opening of new barber and beauty shop in Savage.A new barbershop and Beauty Shop opens in Savage, 1961.
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Trick or TreatHalloween 1963 at Kennelly house.
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Boost Burnsville - 1962February 15, 1962 Minnesota Valley Review

Let's advertise Burnsville is the slogan of the Burnsville Citizen's League, which last week began selling bumper stickers which read -
A FINE PLACE TO LIVE - BURNSVILLE - Come visit us! Cost fifty cents each.
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Burnsville was a small rural community in 1962Margaret Drolet, writes in an Aug. 8, 1979 Burnsville Current article her memories of Burnsville since arriving in 1962.
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1500 at Burnsville Fun FestMarch 3, 1960 Dakota County Tribune reports on Burnsville's first FUN FEST.
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1500 at Burnsville Fun FestMarch 3, 1960 the Dakota County Tribune reports on Burnsville's first FUN FEST.
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Will Burnsville ever have a Foshay Tower? 1969February 2, 1969 Minneapolis Star Tribune ad from Pemtom Real Estate Investments INC.

Will Burnsville ever have a Foshay Tower?

Anything is possible. Especially when you realize that the population of Burnsville was just 583 in 1950. By 1960 the Village just across the Minnesota River from Minneapolis had grown to 2,716. Today, best estimates put its population over 17,000.

That's growth! And Burnsville's growth may continue to accelerate.

Burnsville probably doesn't need a skyscraper, but it's certainly going to need more shopping centers, business and apartments. That brings us to the 162.03 acres now described and offered in a new prospectus for Burnsville Properties...
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Welcome to BurnsvilleEntering Burnsville Highway 13 from Eagan showing 2010 census numbers.
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