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1976_Constitution_of_HS.pdf
Constitution of the Burnsville Chapter of the Dakota County Historical SocietyWhen originally formed in 1976, The Burnsville Historical Society was a chapter of the County's Society. This is the Constitution of the group.
1979_HS_wants_help_from_residents.pdf
Historical group seeks help from residents 1979September 1, 1979 - the historical society submits a letter to the editor of the Burnsville Sun seeking photos and information for the historical group.
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Burnsville Historical Society traveling displayThis was the second traveling display created by the Historical Society. Using a moveable officer divider, photos and information could be velcroed to the display, making it changeable.
50thby_city_of_burnsville_.pdf
50th Anniversary of the City of Burnsville 1964 - 2014 (19 pages)Although settled in the 1850s as township, Burnsville voted to become a city in 1964. This presentation created by the City of Burnsville explains why the decision was made.
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The original Burnsville Historical Society traveling displayWith limited resources and a limited budget, the Burnsville Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society created their first traveling display consisting of 4 panels. Shown are the first two.
77_9470_0167b_BU_1980.jpg
The original Burnsville Historical Society traveling displayWith limited resources and a limited budget, the Burnsville Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society created their first traveling display consisting of 4 panels. Shown are the last two.
After_a_lull.pdf
After a lull, it's time again to chart Burnsville history 2011The March 4, 2011 Burnsville Thisweek reports on the plan to re-start the Burnsville Historical Society. An effort is underway to revive the level of interest in Burnsville History that has produced two books one in 1976 and one in 2000. Burnsville used to have a chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society in the 1970s which disbanded after completing a number of other projects.
apr_1968_history_committee.pdf
April 1, 1968 Burnsville school's history effortsIn a memo to Charlene Jordan from Darrell Miller -In response to your request for professional leaves of absence for a field exploratory trip by the History of Burnsville Committee, your request is approved....

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Cedar Avenue Bridge preserved in art Jan 1981The Dakota County Historical Society's Over the Years Jan, 1981 reports on the Burnsville Chapters history through art project with Burnsville High School students. According to Tina Robertson, then president, the chapter wants to involve students, so they invited John Welckle, a Burnsville teacher to the Board of Directors. The Chapter then contacted Bill Beehler, to see if students might be interested in the project.
audio_tape_on_Burnsville_History.pdf
Index to tape Historical conversation about Burnsville HistoryBurnsville resident Betty Mae Lannon Sodomka often brought long time Burnsville residents together to remember their history and that of the town. Notes from the late 1960s or early 1970s outlines a tape made including residents - Grace and Ollie Kohls, Pat and Mary Connelly, Bill Connelly, Jim and Anna Connelly, Bill and Helen Lannon and Leo and Josephine Lannon.
The information she preserved would be useful in the production of the Burnsville 76 A Community History book.
aug_1979_letter.pdf
You are Burnsville's history 2 pagesAugust, 1979 Letter the Burnsville Historical Society mailed to area businesses and organizations to enlist their involvement in local history. Included is a note to then member Betty Sodomka from Jack Kennelly.
bethel_co-ed_history_paper.pdf
Bethel student writes article on history of Burnsville 1970sBecky Bloom of Dearborn Heighs Michigan, a student at Bethel College, St. Paul often visited her aunt and uncle the Dunn's who lived in Burnsville and elected to write term paper on Community Growth using Burnsville.
bhsbrochures.pdf
Burnsville Historical Society brochure 2015 One of the informational brochures created by the Historical Society.
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Burnsville Historical Society Exhibition 2013Poster announces the Historical Society's exhibit at the Ames Center Gallary.
Bicentennial_Committee_organizes_1975.pdf
Bicentennial Committee organizes 1975September 25, 1975 Burnsville Sun reports on the organization of a Burnsville Bicentennial Committee including plans for the publication of Burnsville's first history book.
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Burnsville A Community History 2000The October 2000 Burnsville Bulletin advertises the Burnsville 2000 History book for $15. The prior book, which had been reprinted, Burnsville 76 A Community History was also available.
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Images of Burnsville Calendar and History book for sale.Winter 2000 Volume 10 Number 6 features the Images of Burnsville Calendar and the Burnsville 2000 History book being available for sale.
burnsville_50th_coming_up.pdf
Burnsville seeks memorabilia for 50th celebration 2014February 26, 2014 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News reports: To commemorate its 50th year as a city, Burnsville is working with community partners - including the Burnsville Historical Society - to plan 50th themed events throughout the year. In addition to the 50th anniversary celebration, the Burnsville Historical Society is creating a 1939 themed exhibit for display at the Performing Arts Center Gallery.
burnsville_by_Mitchell_1868.pdf
A History of Burnsville 1868 (2 pages)Title: Dakota County. by Mitchell, W. H.
Published in Minneapolis, Tribune printing company, 1868 includes a history of Burnsville.
burnsville_chapter_1970s.pdf
Burnsville Historical SocietyFirst organized in 1980 as a chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society, the groups motto was There's history in the making. This brochure was available at a traveling photo display and read: We hope you enjoyed viewing our display of the History of the Burnsville area. The Chapter was formed in 1980 and since that time we have been involved in three major projects - the reprinting of Burnsville 76 A Community History, sponsoring educational meetings and this photo display....
Burnsville_designated_Bicentennial_Community_1975.pdf
Burnsville designated Bicentennial Community 1975October 1, 1975 MInnesota Valley Review reports - the City of Burnsville has been officially proclaimed as a Bicentennial Community. Robert Belongie has been named chairman of the committee.
burnsville_from_sun_77.pdf
A history of Burnsville 1977A summary of Burnsville's history published by the Sun Newspapers.
burnsville_history_2012.pdf
Burnsville Historical Society 2012A flyer for the Burnsville Historical Society - using a map showing 1879 - 1916 and 2012
Right now the Burnsville Society is getting a fresh start and re-organizing. We're the newest chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society and its going to be a fun year. We need members from 16 to 106 years of age - Materials - your photos, documents and stories that need telling - Business Support - as us how you can partner with us in some exciting projects - Individual support - Your donation will help us reach out to strengthen Burnsville... Kick off meeting September 20, 2012.
burnsville_history_comes_alive_2013.pdf
Burnsville History Comes Alive 2013Burnsville Sun/This Week News January 11, 2013 provides photos and a follow-up story to the Historical Society's exhibit at the Ames Center.
Burnsville_history_group_revisits_1939~0.pdf
Burnsville History group revisits 1939 (2 pages)John Gessner, This Week News, reports on the May 8, 2014 opening of the Burnsville Historical Society's Burnsville in 1939.

Eldon Kohls, who was born in 1933 is interviewed and the article includes a photo of John DeShaw at his family farm (now the site of the MInnesota Valley YMCA). Also interviewed, Leo Martin who arrived in Burnsville in 1941 and the Chapter's Vice President Jeff Jerde.
Burnsville_HS_April_23_1981.pdf
Burnsville chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society 1981Minutes from the April 23, 1981 Board of Directors Meeting. Len Nachman reports that Tina Robertson (president) has had a job change and moved to Minneapolis needing to resign as President. Jack Kennelly was named Acting President until the next annual meeting.
Burnsville_land__1_25_acre_1977.pdf
Burnsville Land $1.25 an acre 1977The Burnsville Sun - May 20, 1977 tells the story of Burnsville and efforts to preserve its history.
Burnsville_Looks_back_at_rich_history_2000.pdf
Burnsville looks back at a rich history 2000Thisweek News writer John Gessner looks back at this history of Burnsville in this transcript of an article appearing January 7, 2000.
Burnsville_s_50th_anniv.pdf
Burnsville's 50th AnniversaryThe 2014 - 2015 City of Burnsville Guide, produced by Sun/Thisweek News features Burnsville celebrating 50 years in 2014. While settled in the 1800's this is the anniversary of Burnsville's decision to incorporate as a city.
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the Burnsville Historical BlanketThis is a sketch of the Burnsville Historical Blanket, which appeared on the cover of the Burnsville Jaycee Telephone Directory. This blanket was designed by Joyce Christiansen and Jens Bohn.
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