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Rosemount High School approx 19531953 Burnsville has no high school. High School age students attended either Rosemount, Lakeville, Shakopee or Bloomington often based on the location of their home. In 1953 Burnsville's LeRoy Holman is on the Rosemount basketball team.
Rosemount homecoming 1953Burnsville has yet to open its own high school, so a portion of Burnsville teens attended Rosemount High School including the Holman's, Connelly's and DeShaws. Other Burnsville teens attended Lakeville, Shakopee or Bloomington, based on the location of their homes.
Downtown RosemountBroback Court aerial Rosemount. Prior to 1956 many Burnsville teens attended high school in Rosemount. And since Burnsville had no banks or stores, Rosemount provided a destination for banking and other needs.
Ryan Corcoran Hardware RosemountGiven Burnsville had no stores, many residents, especially those near Crystal Lake traveled to Rosemount for purchases and banking.
This is the Ryan - Corcoran Hardware store, Downtown Rosemount circa 1930s.
Minnesota Zoo Apple ValleyTouring the zoo in the winter with cross country skis.
Minnesota Zoo Apple ValleyThe Mono-rail for touring the zoo by air.
The MInnesota Zoo openingThe Minnesota Zoo (formerly the Minnesota Zoological Garden), is an AZA-accredited zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota. When it opened on May 22, 1978 it was fairly revolutionary in its exhibit design. The zoo, built in a suburbanizing rural area, had more space to house exhibits and was one of the first zoos to organize its animals by their living environment as opposed to their species. Exhibits are arrayed in six themed areas, including three themed walking trails ranging from one to two miles in length.

The Minnesota Zoo is a state agency. This differs from other zoos in Minnesota and most others in the United States, which are run by municipalities or private organizations. The Minnesota Zoo charges admission and sells annual memberships.
Downtown Rosemount 1909The Main Street of Rosemount. For those Burnsville farmers living near Crystal Lake, Rosemount was their shopping town. Also, since Burnsville had no high school, those farm kids who went to high school attended Rosemount, Lakeville, Shakopee or Bloomington's high schools.
St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount 1909For Catholics living in Lebanon Township, parts of Lakeville and the Burnsville area near Crystal Lake, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rosemount was their parish, rather than St. John the Baptist in Savage.
Rosemount School prior to 1919This building served all grades of students. Because Burnsville did not have a high school until 1957, those kids who went beyond 8th grade either attended Rosemount, Lakeville, Shakopee or Bloomington, based on the location of their farm.
Lebanon SchoolLebanon School was located on County Road 42 near Pilot Knob Road. It also served as the township hall. The building was saved and moved to Dakota City at the Fair Grounds, Farmington.
St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount 1914The Catholic Church in Rosemount was the parish for some Burnsville Catholics in the Crystal Lake area. Early burials were at the Highland Cemetery in Apple Valley.
She's 87 and her next goal is a college degreeA feature story about Agnes Scott of Apple Valley, who taught in one room schools in Dakota County in the 1920's. She married and had three children and still lives in a house in Apple Valley built in 1874 by her father-in-law. Since becoming a widow in 1958 she has gone to college off and on... August 31, 1989 Minneapolis Star Tribune.
For college graduate, age 93, goals mean everythingA Minneapolis Star Tribune feature story on Apple Valley's Agnes Scott.... June 14, 1995 Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Agnes Scott recalls early Apple Valley HistoryDakota County Tribune June 17, 1982 interviews life long Dakota County resident Agnes Scott, widow of Bill. The story includes the story of the naming of Lake Alimagment in Burnsville...She was an early one room school teacher.
Southport Airport LebanonLocated on County Road 42 of what is now Apple Valley, near the corner of Cedar Avenue.
Walter Strese of Rosemount, creates antique town 1976Walt Strese of Rosemount created his own Antique Town in the valley behind his home on County Road 33 in Rosemount. Included was the Gibson Barbershop or Rosemount and Dally Store from Crystal Lake. The antique village no longer exists.
Apple Valley - home of the Minnesota Zoo 2018An informational brochure targeting visitors to the MInnesota Valley area.
Southport Airport LebanonLocated on County Road 42 of what is now Apple Valley, near the corner of Cedar Avenue.
Apple Valley flagThe City Flag 2017.
Old Apple Valley - Lebanon School donated to Dakota County Fairgrounds 1989July 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...

Art Eaton dies 2006Former owner of Eaton's Ranch in Lebanon/Apple Valley died at the age of 87. When he was one year old his parents moved to Lebanon Township where they owned and operated Eaton's Ranch.
Corrigan Electric RosemountEarly 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.
Apple Valley determines town hall's fate 1983Dakota County Tribune - April 28, 1983 - The City Council votes 3 - 2 to donate the old town Lebanon Township Town hall to Dakota City historic campus in Farmington at the Fair Grounds.
St. Joseph Catholic Church 150th anniversary.Exterior 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.
Carlson Tractor RosemountAs a Dakota County outlet for tractors, Carlson Tractor was a resource for Burnsville and Eagan farmers.
Ryan Corcoran Hardware RosemountThis child care and pre-school stands on the site of Ryan Corcoran Hardware, July 2018. When built it was a pharmacy.
Cosgrove Park RosemountA portion of Burnsville students attended Rosemount High School. Also, depending on what area of Burnsville you lived, some used Rosemount for shopping, banking and fire department needs. Cosgrove Park was located on the same street as the High School and Catholic Church. (Now the site of the Rosemount Library).
St. Joseph Catholic Church 150th anniversary.The Dakota County Historical Society newsletter features a story on the 150th Anniversary of the Rosemount Catholic Church.
District 196 brand symbolizes infinite possibilities for students 2017The Burnsville Sun/ThisWeek News September 4, 2017 reports on the school district's launch of anew website, newsletter design and logo as part of a new brand identity.
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