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Original Dakota County Courthouse91 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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Ryan Corcoran Hardware Rosemount91 viewsThis child care and pre-school stands on the site of Ryan Corcoran Hardware, July 2018. When built it was a pharmacy.
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Bloomington Drug91 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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Dakota County Fair logo 201790 viewsEach summer the Dakota County Fair takes place in Farmington. Free admission with paid entry to the Dakota County Fair.
Location,Dakota County Fairgrounds
4008 220th Street West
Farmington, Minnesota 55024
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Eagan logo/flag 90 viewsAn earlier version of a City of Eagan Flag showing the "Loan Oak" tree logo.
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Original Dakota County Courthouse90 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 Rosemount90 viewsExample of the Ford Tractors available from Carlson Tractor in Rosemount.
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Southdale Mall Edina opens 195690 viewsSouthdale Center, colloquially known as Southdale, is a shopping mall located in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities. It opened in 1956 and is one of the oldest fully enclosed malls, and the first climate-controlled one, in the United States. This location brought "downtown" shopping closer to Savage and Burnsville residents.
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Mendota Bridge 192690 viewsThe building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Old Apple Valley - Lebanon School donated to Dakota County Fairgrounds 198990 viewsJuly 6, 1989 Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: A 19th century schoolhouse has been moved out of town, much to the dismay of the Apple Valley Historical Committee... Agnes Scott and committee members wanted to donate the 119 year old building to Apple Valley preferably to be moved to a city park. But City officials said there was no safe place for the building to go.

Reluctantly, the committee agreed to donate it to the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington, where it will be dedicated July 12...

The school was built in 1870 and was the District 17 School until 1900 when Scott's father-in-law bought it for $35. It took eight teams of horses to move the building to the Scott family residence where it was used to hold grain and later as a playhouse...

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Corrigan Electric Rosemount89 viewsEarly Burnsville had no electrician of its own, so Corrigan Electric, a long time business in Rosemount was an early option.
This ad is from 1973.
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Metropolitan Stadium89 viewsAn aerial of the Metropolitan Stadium and Bloomington.
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Queen Ann Kiddy Land89 viewsThere was no Valley Fair in the 1950's and 60's but nearby in Bloomington -

Queen Ann Kiddieland? A local amusement park! Casey Jones was often on site! It was located near France avenue just south of what is now 494.
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Original Dakota County Courthouse88 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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Esther Strese 1893 - 196588 viewsThe Strese family were early residents of the Lebanon Township (now Apple Valley).
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Bloomington Drug88 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, next to Walsh's grocery at the time of this photo.
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Met Stadium ground breaking88 viewsGround breaking for Metropolitan Stadium.
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Three remember their days in Savage87 viewsArt Williams, John McCarthy and Bill Cunningham share stories with Savage Review editor Del Stelling in 1985.
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Nicols Road Entry to old Cedar Avenue Bridge87 viewsOnce the two lane gravel road that lead to the original Cedar Avenue Bridge, this is the entry point at the Jens Caspersen landing going toward the biking/walking bridge.
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Southport Airport Lebanon article87 viewsLocated on County Road 42 of what is now Apple Valley, near the corner of Cedar Avenue.
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Dan Patch Taj Mahal stables in Savage87 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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Dan Patch Parade 195686 viewsThis annual community festival celebrates race horse Dan Patch and owner Marion Savage.
The town was originally named Hamilton and renamed in honor of Marion Savage.
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Original Dakota County Courthouse86 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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Jerry's Home and Garden Showplace 201886 viewsA summer view of the entry into Jerry's on NIcols Road for over 50 years.
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Mendota Bridge 192686 viewsThe building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Charles Hause buys farm in Nicols - Eagan86 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...
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Cedarvale 1 and 2 movie theatre86 viewsThis theatre at Cedarvale also operated as a Jerry Lewis Theatre.
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Pizza Hut Eagan86 viewsMay 1968 a Pizza Hut to open next to Cedarvale.
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Cedarvale mall86 viewsCedrics Bootiquery at Cedarvale Mall 1972.
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Scott's Ford Dealership, Bloomington86 viewsThere were no car dealerships in Burnsville until the 1970s. Options often included Shakopee, Farmington, or the Scott Ford dealership, just past the Cedar Avenue Bridge in Bloomington. Circa- 1920s.
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