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Southdale circa 200080 viewsWith the opening of Southdale in 1956, major downtown stores came closer to Burnsville at the first enclosed mall. Throughout the years it has expanded.
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Thomas Scott family 80 viewsThis profile of the Scott family is from the 1976 Apple Valley History book. Nettie Judd from Burnsville married one of their sons.
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First State Bank of Rosemount 80 viewsBefore Burnsville had a bank of its own in the 1960s, many residents banked in Rosemount.
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Rosemount 197380 viewsDowntown Rosemount 1973.
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Nicols (Eagan) Railroad Depot79 viewsKnown as Nicols Station in Eagan, the depot stood near the tracks on what is now Nicols Road, leading to the original Cedar Avenue Bridge.

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.
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Bloomington home of sports79 viewsMetropolitan Sports Center, Metropolitan Stadium, now the site of the Mall of America. The Met Center was an indoor arena that stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States, a suburb of Minneapolis. The arena, which was completed in 1967 by Minnesota Ice, just to the north of Metropolitan Stadium, seated 15,000. It was best known as the home of the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967 to 1993. For its first 15 years, its official name was the Metropolitan Sports Center; the more familiar shorter name was adopted in 1982.
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Jerry's Home and Garden Showplace 201879 viewsFor over 50 years this home and garden center on Nicols Road has served Eagan and Burnsville.
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Downtown Rosemount 79 viewsRosemount was the location for a movie crew and actors to film scenes in an adaptation of Sinclair Lewis's "Free Air". This photo was taken in front of a general store in town - 1921
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Mendota Bridge 192679 viewsThe building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Hamilton is now Savage79 viewsNovember 26, 1903 - Minneapolis Journal ad references Hamilton now being Savage Minnesota.
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Winter at Metropolitan Stadium79 viewsWinter view of Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.
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Eagan's Grandfather tree78 viewsThe Grandfather Tree located at the Community Center complex on Yankee Doodle Road.
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Mendota Bridge 192678 viewsThe building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Bloomington Drug78 viewsBefore Burnsville or Savage had a pharmacy (drug store) Bloomington was the most convenient option. This is a historic photo display at the long operating Bloomington Drug.
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Metropolitan Stadium77 viewsThe score board area remains as the Met is to be torn down. It will become the Mall of America.
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Minnesota Twins and Vikings at the Met77 viewsProfessional baseball and football were minutes away at the Metropolitan stadium on Cedar Avenue in Bloomington.
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Cedar Avenue and 494 in 196177 viewsCedar Avenue and 494 in 1961.
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Sibley House76 viewsBack view of the historic Sibley House in Mendota.
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Ryan & Corcoran76 viewsInterior of the Ryan Corcoran Hardware around 1920.
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Downtown Savage Main Street 1960's75 viewsPhoto of the Main Street in the 1960s clearly shows the Allen Dodge Dealership (left) and the Dan Patch Lounge (right).
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150th Anniversary of Rosemount75 viewsOn April 6, 1858, Dakota County established Rosemount as one of its first 17 townships. On May 11, Rosemount organized. The original township included 24 sections measuring in total four miles north/south and six miles east/west in the heart of the county. This publication was prepared originally by W.G. Wolston for the Rosemount Area Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society.Revised and reprinted by the City for Rosemount’s sesquicentennial 2008. Because early Burnsville had no high school, no bank and limited stores, Rosemount was an option for these services.

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Profile of Rosemount MN75 viewsProduced by Dakota County -this booklet provides an overview of each city - This is the Rosemount page.

Index to book: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, South St. Paul and West St. Paul. Also two colleges - Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College, maps and a glance at County Business, agriculture and leisure.
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The Diffley farm75 viewsThe Diffley farm was located in Eagan. Diffley Road is named in honor of this family.
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Rosemount Barbershop75 viewsThe historic Rosemount barbershop was moved to Dakota City at the Dakota County Fair Grounds, Farmington.
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Minnesota gets malled 201875 viewsOctober 7, 2018 the MInneapolis Star Tribune looks back at Southdale, the first fully enclosed shopping mall which opened October 8, 1956.
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Charles Hause pioneer in Nicols Eagan75 viewsLarge Farm Sold - Charles Hause Esq of Dundee New York, yesterday bought from Col. Hewitt the Nicols Farm lying on the Valley Railroad in Dakota County for $13,000 cash. It contains 1,100 acres and in the hands of an intelligent practical farmer, like Mr. Hause, will yield well... November, 1868
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Cedarvale mall75 viewsCedrics men's clothing at Cedarvale, Eagan in 1972.
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A History of Scott County - Glendale/Hamilton74 viewsThis history of Scott County provides an overview of Glendale and Hamilton, which would later become Savage. It also references the early connection to Byrnesville/Burnsville and merchant John Berrisford.
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Jerry Lewis Movie Theatre74 viewsNext to the Cedarvale shopping center was the Jerry Lewis Movie Theatre. In 1969, entertainer Jerry Lewis (yes, that Jerry Lewis) partnered with the Network Cinema Corporation to form a chain of theatre franchises, via “Jerry Lewis Cinemas”. Photo at the time the building is torn down.
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Lost Spurr74 viewsThe lost Spurr on Highway 13 in Eagan 1958.
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