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Census entry Holman family1292 views
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Burnsville's first gas station1272 viewsThis station was on Lyndale Avenue in Burnsville.
Holman_tradition.pdf
Military service just one Holman tradition1271 viewsThe Burnsville Current November 7, 1979 features Floyd and Lloyd Holman and their sister Betty Kamrud and the family military tradition dating back to the Civil War - Captain Judd of Burnsville.
Gas_Shopping_Center_1962.pdf
Gas to be Used in Shopping Center1242 viewsDakota County Tribune
October 4, 1962

(Jet Plaza aka Valley Ridge Shopping Center)

An all gas shopping center un­der construction at county road 17 and S. 138th St., in Burnsville township will be the first of Its type in the midwest said Minne­sota Valley Natural Gas company. 8t. Louis Park.

The shopping center will de­rive both electricity and heat from natural gas.

George Grohoskl, Burnsville, developer of the shopping center said the electricity generated by a Caterpillar Tractor company system will cost but one-third of that produced by convention­al generation.

Coat of the power unit was $110,000 and consists of three gas driven Internal combustion en­gines each with a capacity of 17$ kilowatts of power.

The 13 stores. 84.000 square foot shopping center was begun September 1 and will cost approx­imately $400,000.
The heat will be used to warm the shopping center In winter and will aid in running alr-conditoning units In the summer.
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Indian Burial Ground once located in (North) River Hills 1981 336 views
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Interstate 35W and County 42 1970 293 viewsBurnsville Center is complete with Cobblestone Court being built.
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Burnsville by air 1975289 viewsHighway 13 and 12th Avenue area. The "red roof" is the Dairy Queen, to the right the City Hall and across the street the Pat and Mary Connelly farm. Left of 12th Avenue, the high school is visible. Note how undeveloped the Cliff Road area is.
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A history of St. John the Baptist 1965288 viewsPublished in 1965 in a parish directory, this is a transcript of the text.
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Burnsville Center 1978280 viewsBurnsville's largest shopping mall "all decked out for the holidays".
arson_rocks_bhs_1994.pdf
Arson rocks BHS 1994263 viewsMay 1, 1994 Burnsville This Week reports on the $5 million dollar of damage to High school. Governor Arne Anderson and local legislators toured the damage seeking $1.2 million in emergency assistance.
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County Rd 11 and Highway 13 area by air256 viewsThe area where the apartments appear was farmed by William Connelly, across the road in 1959 John Kennelly built a single home.
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Burnsville by air253 viewsThe "Riverbottoms" near the 35 W and Cliff Road exit.
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Vista View Continuing to Grow 250 viewsIversen's Vista view project in Burnsville Township will continue to grow this year, with addition of 15 new homes according to Miles Iversen, President of Iversen development company, and Gerald Iversen, president of the Iversen's Incorporated. The project was started about four years ago, and it is located near the intersection of Highway 13 and 65.Highway 13 is presently being rerouted along the northern portion of this view but the new road will not interfere with the role of homes at right. Tribune air photo, taken from plane piloted by Orval Brede of Lead-Aire at Southport, looks toward the south west at the project which numbers about 150 homes. The houses are from the $16,900 to the $28,000 class.

Circa 1962
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http://burnsvillehistory.org/cpg/editpics.php?album=66&start=0&count=25&newer_than=1484267892
(see same view in diagram: search Vista View)
(earliest homes in Vista View 1954 according to Dakota County Tax records, latest home in photo 1962, from same source.)
Pemtom_house_layouts.pdf
Various Pemtom River Hills House plans and prices245 viewsScroll through this PDF to view many of the homes offered by Pemton for their River Hills addition.

4- bedroom COLONIAL
Model Plan 1653 sq.ft. $21,950
Optional plan 1917 sq.ft.$1,800
Double garage $550
Brick Front $350
Fireplace single $650
Fireplace double $200
MAX PRICE $25,500

3- bedroom RAMBLER
1140 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-ENTRY
1435 sq.ft.$20,350

4- bedroom L RAMBLER
1742 sq.ft.

3- or 4- bedroom RAMBLER
1300 sq.ft. or 1564 sq.ft.

5- bedroom COLONIAL
2240 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-LEVEL $20,600
1544 sq.ft. or optional 1648 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-ENTRY $20,200
1337 sq.ft. or 1300 sq.ft.

3- bedroom L SPLIT-ENTRY
1408 sq.ft. or 1460 sq.ft.

3-bedroom L-RAMBLER $20,950
1400 sq.ft.

3-bedroom L RAMBLER
1560 sq.ft.

3-bedroom RAMBLER
1200 sq.ft.
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Willow Pond Apartments circa 1980235 viewsLooking north toward North River Hills neighborhood, NSP Black Dog plant stacks visible. also IDS Tower, Control Data, New Cedar Avenue Bridge, Snyder Drug in foreground.
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Aerial Crystal Lake at Center234 views
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Burnsville Center 1977233 viewsInterior Burnsville Center, August 10, 1977 Burnsville Current.
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Burnsville Center August 1977228 viewsAn unidentified store "hiring" at the Burnsville Center.
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Burnsville Center225 viewsAugust 9, 1978 Burnsville Current photo - First year anniversary of the Burnsville Center.
arson_enters_record_books_1994.pdf
BHS arson enters record books224 viewsThe Burnsville Sun/Current May 4, 1994 reports that the April 25 fire at the high school was the second most costly fire in the states history. The theme of the 1994 Year book was "The Fire Inside". Ironically, the theme was selected before the fire. The prior year the school teams changed from the Burnsville Braves to the Burnsville Blaze.
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Howard Johnsons Hojo's222 viewscirca 1973-74
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Burnsville by air220 viewsLocation needs to be identified...
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Crystal Lake Beach 1984219 viewsCrystal lake foreground, Keller Lake background Beach completed 6/84 (photo late 60's or early 70's)
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Overlooking Kraemer Quarry215 views
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Alimagnet at center214 views1964-7-4-WK-2EE-187
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Lake Alimagnet almost dry 1937213 viewsWK-8-656
fire_rips_through_BHS_april_1994.pdf
Fire rips through BHS 1994209 viewsThe April 27, 1994 issue of the Burnsville Sun Current reports on the extensive damage to the Burnsville High School following a suspicious fire (which later would be identified as arson).
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Guide to 1950s Aerial Photos207 views
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Burnsville Center 1977205 viewsSears parking lot upper level at the Burnsville Center.
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Burnsville Center200 viewsDaytons was a lead store when the Burnsville Center opened. August 1, 1977 Burnsville Current.
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