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St. Peters Catholic Mendota The oldest standing church in MInnesota, St. Peter's in Mendota. From here early priests provided Religious services prior to Eagan Catholics and some areas of Burnsville before the establishment of St. John the Baptist.
St. Peters Catholic Mendota HistoryClose view of the historic marker outside Minnesota's oldest Catholic Church in Mendota.
Trinity Lone Oak ChurchSummer View of Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church.
Su Su Long cafe open in CedarvaleJanuary 25, 1968 Dakota County Tribune:

Su Su Ling, a restaurant serving Chinese and American food, opened in the Cedarvale Shopping Center...
Tales paint picture of brand new township.This article includes interviews with long time family members of the DesLauriers, Diffley and Rahns.
Yankee Tavern was the Valley Lounge 2017Yankee Tavern front entry.
Yankee Tavern was the Valley Lounge 2017Close up of the exterior sign at the Yankee Tavern.
Cedarvale bowling alley 2017Mural on wall reminds bowlers of the opening date.
Jerry Lewis Movie TheatreThe opening of the Jerry Lewis Theatre at Cedarvale.
Then 2005 and Now 2023 - Then 2005 and Now 2023 - Nicols Road and Cedar Grove Parkway.
2005 photo compliments of Andrew Munsch.
New shops at Cedarvale 1967September 21, 1967 Dakota County Tribune:

Nine tenants will be occupying space in the new Cedarvale Shopping Center...
Airliner Motel Eagan removedProgress, Airliner Motel in Eagan becomes fire training for the Fire Department.
The Irish In EaganNewspaper article features pioneer Slater family of Eagan and Burnsville.
Lilydale School - village hallLilydale School.
Jerry Lewis CinemaOctober 1, 1971 Opening of the Jerry Lewis Theatre, Cedarvale.
Cedarvale 19701970 - Have you been to Cedarvale? Eagan's first major shopping mall.
Cedarvale Mall 19731973 ad in the MInneapolis Star Tribune identifies many of the businesses located in the newer section of Cedarvale.
Cedar GroveJuly 16, 1959 Robert Brand, St. Paul has been named sales manager of Cedar Groves Homes...
Nicols Depot Eagan to close 1964July 16, 1964 photo MInneapolis Star Tribune of the Nicols Station, Eagan, soon to close.

Nicols, a flag station was established in 1867 on the line of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, in the northwest quarter of section 17, on land then owned by John Nichols.
The Big Slipper Cedarvale 1969June, 1969 ad for the Big Slipper, coming to Cedarvale.
Cedarvale MallJune, 1969 ad for Cedarvale, Eagan.
Big Apple Grocery - ApplebaumsFebruary 8, 1966 ad for the grand opening of the Big Apple Grocery at Cedarvale.
Bluff Carpet EaganOctober, 1969 - Bluff Carpet, located in what was once Harolds and the Milk Depot in Eagan.
Cedarvale announced August 25, 1965 Minneapolis Star Tribune, plans for Cedarvale announced.
Joe Reid - Eagan Historical SocietyEagan historian and volunteer Joe Reid center and his cousins present a history of Eagan one room schools - 2022.
Tom Egan, County Commissioner 2019County Commissioner Tom Egan, from Eagan. He served on County Board since 2005
Tom Kennealy (Eagan)The Tom and Mary Kennealy farm at Highway 13 and Silver Bell Road.
Tom Kennealy barn in Eagan 1977A landmark in Eagan is being torn down at the former Thomas E. Kennealy farm, Highway 13 and Siver Bell Road. The barn is being removed as part of the project involved in a million yard soil removal and replacement for the new Cedar Avenue freeway and bridge.
Tom Kennealy farm EaganTom Kennealy on his tractor at his farm in Eagan. This was also his parents farm - Richard and Catherine.
Thomas SlaterSon of James and Margaret Slater, lived with wife Helen on Cedar Avenue.
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