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School District 16 students, undatedWe know people including Alice Egan Kearney (born 1922), Joe Kearney (born 1915) and Jim Kelleher (born 1917) attended this school, so we estimate the year of the photo to be around 1925.
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District 16 students (undated)Photo of students who attend District 16 school, Burnsville. We know people including Alice Egan Kearney (born 1922), Joe Kearney (born 1915) and Jim Kelleher (born 1917) attended this school, so we estimate the year of the photo to be around 1925.
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Students at entry to District 16 school (undated)We know people including Alice Egan Kearney (born 1922), Joe Kearney (born 1915) and Jim Kelleher (born 1917) attended this school, so we estimate the year of the photo to be around 1925.
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District 15 School around 1893District 15 stood near the site of the Dick Hanson field at the present high school. This photo was published in the April 2, 1964 Dakota County Tribune and lists the students as; Pat Gallagher, Rose Gallagher (Mrs. Gleisner) Bea McCoy, Judy and Mary Gallagher (twins who became Mrs. Tom Fahey and Mrs. Herman Dunn). Back row - Ed Garvey Teacher, Henry McCoy, Bill Cashell, Tim McNamara, Agnes Kennealy, Danny Cashell, Ann Gallagher (Mrs. Conroy), Luke McCoy, Statia McNamara (Mrs. George Kearney), Charles Thornton and Mary McCoy. The picture was brought to the paper by Marty Gallagher. In 1964- Julia Fahey and Ann Conroy were living.
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Close up of Students in 1893 photo of District 15 School.Back row 3Unknown, DEN MCNAMARA, 2 Unknown, JOSEPHINE MCNAMERA, Unknown, STATIA MCNAMERA, TIM MCNAMERA, Unknown and those in front unknown.
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Savage School 1894Photo showing students and teacher at the Savage School.
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Savage School 1894Close up of the students at the Savage School 1894.
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1901 District 16 schoolThere is no identification with this 1901 photo of the Burnsville school.
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1902 Eureka Township SchoolThe School Library. The 1902 Eureka School House has been restored and is found at Dakota City, Dakota County Fair Grounds in Farmington. This image is reflective of the one room schools in Burnsville during that era.
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District 15 SchoolThis one room school stood on Highway 13 near the present Football field. At least 3 different structures have been on this site.
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School District 15 around 1915School District 15 stood on Highway 13 near the present Football field.
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District 16 school around 1924Teacher Mary Hayes (Mrs. Pat Connelly). Some in photo are identified:


TR BILL SLATER, RALPH BOHN, NORMAN BOHN, RICH ST. MARTIN, JOE HAYES; 4R ED MCNEARNEY,ST MARTIN , JOE SLATER; 3R JEROME ALLEN, JOE KEARNEY, JENS BOHN, UNKS; 2R ARCHIE BOCHE, JIM KELLEHER, BERNICE LATTERY, UNK, MARGARET FOLEY, UNK; FR: MARY ELLEN FOLEY, AGNES KELLEHER, CATHERINE MCNEARNEY, MARY LATTERY, ALICE LYNCH & TERACHER MARY HAYES
Bernice Lattery, unk, Margaret Foley, unk; FR
Mary Ellen Foley, Agnes Kelleher, Catherine McNearney, Mary Lattery Alice Lynch Unks  Teacher Mary Hayes
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District 16 - 1927Some of the students have been identified-

BR:GEORGE GILES, HAROLD & JOHN OBRIEN, JOE SLATER & ARDELL GILES; 2R: TEACHER MISS FORD, FRANK KEARNEY, BUD SKELTON, RALF EGAN, RAY SKELTON, JIM KELLEHER & BOB EGAN
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District 16 school 1932This photo needs identification...
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District 16 around 1933 Teacher Agnes KelleherSome of the names have been provided:

BR: JOHN KEARNEY, UNKS, ALICE EGAN,UNK KATE KEARNEY, UNK, TEACHER AGNUS KELLEHER; MR: UNKS, AGNUS EGAN,UNK; FR: UNK, BETTY KEARNEY, UNKS, MARY JANE EGAN, UNKS WALLY EGAN, FLAVIAN MUELLER
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Joseph Kearney grade school diplomaJoe Kearney graduated 8th grade from the District 16 School in June, 1929.
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Fourth school house in Dakota County razed by fire 1933Mysterious burning of the Scott District school No.17, four miles west of Rosemount early Saturday morning-the fourth rural county school to be destroyed by fire in nine months is being investigated by the state fire marshal and Sheriff J. J. Dunn of Hastings.

The burning of the school at Mendota early last September and two
schools in Burnsville township almost simultaneously early in the spring, aroused suspicion in the office of the state fire marshal and county sheriff,but the mystery was not solved.
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Lakeville High School Teachers 1940No names are listed on this 1940 photo with the note - Lakeville High School Teachers. Burnsville did not have a high school until 1956, so prior to that time some Burnsville students attended Lakeville, Rosemount, Shakopee or Bloomington for high school.
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1940 Savage SchoolThe large brick school which stood in downtown Savage around 1940. The school was replaced in 1950 with the present M.W, Savage School.
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Jim McCoy graduates 1944Because Burnsville had no high school, Jim McCoy attended Bloomington High. Others in Burnsville, depending on their location, may have attended Shakopee, Lakeville or Rosemount Schools.
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1947 - 1948 Grades 1 and 2 Savage schoolFront Row - Jens Bohn, Bob Lattery, Marie Knebel, Francis Kennelly
Row 2 - Jerome Allen, Wilfred Williams, Janet Bohn, Audrey Shelton and Bob Mueller.
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Students Savage School 1953Students shown with teacher Mrs. Lillian Williams who eventually became principal.
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Students Savage School 1953Another in a series of random photos of Savage students The teacher was Mrs. Lillian Williams who eventually became principal.
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1953 Savage SchoolStudents shown with teacher Mrs. Lillian Williams who eventually became principal.
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District 106 Eagan 1915-1916 classIn 1898 a brick school house was built at the Wescott area of Eagan. It closed in 1953, shown in School years 1915-1916. Helena Sachs was the teacher. This area of Eagan is in District 197. First row - Daniel Furey, Walter Kaweman, Herman Holz, Tom Diffley, Lenard Garrity, Raymond Brown. Second row - Agnes Phelan, Irene Furey, Elsie Jankee, Jim Diffley, Jim Furey, Bill Diffley. Third row - Edna Brown, Ethel, Lillian and Freda Oberg and Maurice Phelan.
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District 15 school 1892We have a newspaper clipping of this photo on the website and found this copy of the original with most names. District 15 School was on Highway 13 near the site of today's Football field.
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Downtown RosemountThe Rosemount High School, which some Burnsville students attended was located close to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, off today's Highway 3.
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The fate of Burnsville District 15 schoolThe final District 15 school building was sold to the Doebel family and used as a corn crib in 1957.
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School District 94 SchoolFinal photo of School District 94 before being "removed". District 104 was on the Kohls farm at what is now between County Road 42 and County Road 11. Several generations of the McAndrews family attended school there and also were teachers for many years.
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Transportation to schoolTransportation to District 16 school.
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