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Metropolitan Stadium begins99 viewsBuilding the "Met" in 1955.

Building the Met...1955 excavtaion....You see Hubers Corner...Shultz Farm, Adelman, Gerhardt Farms...Halvorson's Clarin's, Huber's Homes...amazing how it looks today...the MOA...IKEA...hotels....
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Dakota County Court House 194798 viewsAn updated photo of the Court House, without the windmill in the earlier photo.
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St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount 191498 viewsSt. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount Rectory.
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Bloomington sports central98 viewsSports on Cedar Avenue in Bloomington - the Twins, Vikings and Northstars.
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Nicols Station in Eagan97 viewsAnother view of the Nicols Station Depot then located on Cedar Avenue (now Nicols Road). This depot would provide Burnsville and Eagan residents access to train travel.

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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Mendota Bridge 192697 viewsThe building of the Mendota Bridge, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Scott's store Bloomington97 viewsEntering Bloomington from the Cedar Avenue Bridge residents would first see the Scott's store and Ford dealership.
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Gene Corrigan96 viewsLebanon policeman and then first chief of police of Apple Valley Gene Corrigan.
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Toco Towne opens 196996 viewsOnce the site of Mark Eagan's Gas Station and then Oscar's Bait Shop, Toco Towne opened in 1969 in Downtown Savage. Today this is The El Loro.
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Eaton's Ranch 196596 viewsA view of Eaton's Ranch 1965.
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Bridget O'Brien Slater95 viewsWife of James Slater (#1) 1826 - 1913) pioneer family in Eagan.
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Skating at Nicols in Eagan95 viewsAn area of Eagan was called Nicols, it was the site of the rail road depot and Jim Scott General Store. Shown are skaters on the river.
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Dakota County MInnesota USA - Economic and Cultural profiles 200195 viewsProduced by Dakota County -this booklet provides an overview of each city - 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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95 viewsDecember 26, 1954 Minneapolis Star Tribune: A development of 1600 homes to be known as Lebanon Hills, is being planned on 760 acres of Eaton's Ranch on Cedar Avenue three miles south of Highway 13.
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Hastings Spiral Bridge94 viewsIn an undated clipping from either the St. Paul or Minneapolis Newspaper Sunday news magazine appears Edward Brewer's version of the Old Spiral Bridge in Hastings.
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Milk Depot Eagan94 viewsOnce known as the Milk Depot, the building behind Cedarvale in Eagan is torn down.
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The Met is a hit at least with fans 201894 viewsThe April 22, 2018 Star Tribune remembers the Metropolitan Stadium which opened in Bloomington in 1956.
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A history of Mendota94 viewsJune 12, 1949 St. Paul Pioneer Press tells the history of Mendota.
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Cedar Avenue Bridge display at Eagan City Hall 201793 viewsThe Eagan Historical Society offers a display of early photos of the Cedar Avenue Bridge, found at the Eagan City Hall.
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1954 Dan Patch 93 viewsThe color guard begins the parade.
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Metropolitan Stadium93 viewsEfforts to save the Met failed, it is now the Mall of America.
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Original Dakota County Courthouse93 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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Original Dakota County Courthouse92 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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Carlson Tractor Rosemount92 viewsAs a Dakota County outlet for tractors, Carlson Tractor was a resource for Burnsville and Eagan farmers.
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Southdale 1950s92 viewsWith the opening of Southdale in 1956, major downtown stores came closer to Burnsville at the first enclosed mall.
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Clover Shopping Center92 viewsLocated 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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WDGY Radio92 viewsThe sign was for the popular radio station based in Bloomington. Circa 1969. In 1949 the station moved its transmitter and studio to a new multi-tower array described as at 102nd and Bloomington Freeway/Lyndale Freeway/35W.
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Bloomington Historical Society92 viewsBloomington Historical Society postcard photo side.
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Reflections of Apple Valley (book)91 viewsThis book was published as a Bicentennial project and tells the
history of Lebanon Township, which became Apple Valley.
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Old buildings make way for new in Rosemount 1970s91 viewsBefore the opening of the Burnsville High School in 1956 portions of Burnsville students attended Rosemount high school and
viewed these buildings.
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