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Original Dakota County Courthouse74 viewsDakota County Courthouse was built 1869–1871 and renovated with a dome in 1912; noted for its Italian Villa architecture and association with Dakota County's government. Now Hastings City Hall. Photo 2018.
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Cornerstone for St. Joseph's Church Rosemount.74 viewsWhen the most recent church was built in 2003, a cornerstone was created to acknowledge each of the structures.

August 30, 1868
November 13, 1881
December 24, 1924
October 5, 2003
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Southdale 2000's74 viewsWith the opening of Southdale in 1956, major downtown stores came closer to Burnsville at the first enclosed mall. In 2018 the majority of the original stores are no longer in business, but others have taken their place in the complex, which expanded over the past 50 years.
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Mendota Bridge 192674 viewsThe building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota74 viewsMendota, Highway 13 around 1955.
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Eaton's Ranch 196574 viewsA view of Eaton's Ranch 1965.
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Bloomington 1961.74 viewsScott Ford is at the middle left...The Black Cat is next to it....Then Pete's Pure Oil is with the two garage doors...
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Windowed entry into Eagan City Hall 201773 viewsUpper level entry to the City Hall provides glass framing for an outside view.
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Historic sites of Eagan Map73 viewsThis map was created by the Eagan Historical Society with the assistance of the Dakota County Historical Society showing the location of existing and past historic sites.
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Dan Patch Taj Mahal stables in Savage73 viewsThe Dan Patch Taj Mahal stables in Savage-
Dan Patch was a world-famous harness race horse who lived here until 1916. He was purchased and brought to Minnesota by Colonel Marion Willis Savage, who lived in Bloomington at the site of the present-day Masonic Lodge on the bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River. Colonel Savage purchased 700 acres of property on the south side of the river as the home of his "Taj Mahal" stables, which consisted of several barns and two tracks.
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St. Joseph Catholic Church 150th anniversary.73 viewsExterior view of St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount 2108. During the pioneer days the original church was off Pilot Knob Road in what is now Apple Valley. Some Burnsville residents attended that church.
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New Baseball and Football stadium 195573 viewsWork begins on baseball stadium at Bloomington - June 24, 1955
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Oxboro Train Depot73 viewsThe little train depot in the portion of Bloomington then called Oxboro. Next stop to the south likely Orchard Garden Station.
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Ozzie Klavestad, founder of the Stagecoach Complex, dies April, 198672 viewsAt the age of 82, Ozzie Klavestad, founder and developer of the Stage Coach Complex between Savage and Shakopee died.
He was born on a boat bound from Norway to the United States and grew up in MInneapolis. At an early age he developed an interest
in guns that led to the greatest collection of firearms in the State of Minnesota. In 1952 he opened the Stage Coach Museum. It included a
museum, living space and a restaurant. He sold the complex in 1981.
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A History of Lebanon - Apple Valley72 viewsThe Dakota County Historical Society's Over the Years, Volume 30 Number 1 December, 1990 features The Transformation of Lebanon Township to Apple Valley.
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Razors Edge Barbershop once Berrisford store72 viewsFor over 50 years Jens Bohn who died in 2018 proudly defined himself as a Real Barber, at the shop which was once the Berrisford Store in Burnsville. This is the rear view of the building. The second building, built on the property in the 1980s served various businesses.
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Jerry's Home and Garden Showplace 201872 viewsThe back yard of Jerry's on Nicols Road for over 50 years.
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Dakota County Fair 193272 viewsAlthough the County Seat is in Hastings, the County Fair takes place in Farmington. Here is a scene from 1932.
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Cedarvale Barbers72 viewsIn business over 50 years, the Cedarvale Barbers was first located in the Cedarvale Mall. Today it is known as Cedar Grove Barbers.
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Ed and Sarah Coffey farm Eagan72 viewsThe Coffey farm stood on the border of Burnsville and Eagan in Eagan near the Super America at Highway 13 and County Road 30.
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Lebanon Township gets first police car72 viewsAugust 25, 1966 Dakota County Tribune reports Lebanon Township has its first police car. Shown is Chief of Police Gene Corrigan.
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Southtown Movie Theatre72 viewsLocated at the Southtown Shopping Center off 494 and Interstate 35.
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Dan Patch Stables71 viewsThe Dan Patch stable, owned by Marion Savage.
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Yankee Tavern was the Valley Lounge 201771 viewsLocated at 1755 Yankee Doodle Road.The long time Eagan business Valley Lounge reopened October 2017 as the Yankee Lounge. Photo Halloween weekend.
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Southdale 1950s71 viewsWith the opening of Southdale in 1956, major downtown stores came closer to Burnsville at the first enclosed mall.
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Valley National Bank71 viewsValley National Bank view from Highway 13, Eagan in 1972.
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St. Joseph Catholic Church 150th anniversary.70 viewsThe Dakota County Historical Society newsletter features a story on the 150th Anniversary of the Rosemount Catholic Church.
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Mendota Bridge 192670 viewsThe building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Jerry Lewis Movie Theatre opening at Cedarvale 197170 viewsAugust 12, 1971 Dakota County Tribune announces opening of Jerry Lewis Movie Theatre at Cedarvale.
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Clover Shopping Center70 viewsOctober 3, 1956 Minneapolis Star Tribune article establishes the opening year for the Clover Shopping Center in Bloomington. Located at 98th and Lyndale, the opening of this shopping center provided a shopping outlet for Burnsville residents before the opening of Jet Plaza on Co. Rd. 5.
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