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1968 A Night with the IRISHThe Night with the Irish began as an annual St Patrick's event at St. John the Baptist in Burnsville organized by Joe Kennelly. After Mary Mother of the Church was established the Women's Club Of Mary Mother sponsored the event with Joe in charge of entertainment. KSTP Newscaster Bob Ryan was the emcee of the 1968 program. Prices for tickets were $1 for adults, 50 cents for high school students and 25 cents for those younger.
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Burnsville Library 1976The Burnsville library (now called Burnhaven Library) part of the Dakota County Library System is located on County Road 42.
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Kids at PlayThe Burnsville Current in 1977 catches summer fun of area kids.
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Snow shovelingWinter 1978 snow shoveling in Burnsville.
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Biking in BurnsvilleUnidentified bikers appear in this 1978 Burnsville Current photo.
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Abandoned farm on County Road 11 today Berkshire Town homesPhoto 1976 by the Burnsville Current, a reminder of Burnsville's past of a barn near Lake Alamagnet.
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Burnsville WoodsOne of the housing developments in Burnsville - shown in the mid 1970s.
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Country View EstatesA housing development located on County Road 11, site of the former Tony Pivec farm.
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Crystal Lake 1970sIce fishing at Crystal Lake.
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Crystal LakeA central piece of Burnsville History, this lake, shown in 1978.
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Burnsville Recycling Center 1976In the 1970's Burnsville operated its own recycling center. Today Burnsville's recycling department is shared between the cities of Burnsville, Eagan and Apple Valley and is located in Eagan.

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Crystal Lake 1977Swimmers at Crystal Lake, summer 1977.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 1979 photo Located at Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street East, opened in 1976.
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Burnsville Library (new location)The Burnsville Library moved from rented space on Nicollet Avenue to the present site on County Road 42. This 1979 Burnsville Current photo captures a popular kid's puppet show.
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A Burnsville Home in the 1970sInterior photo of a Burnsville home, location not provided.
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A Burnsville Home in the 1970sInterior photo of a Burnsville home, location not provided.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 1976A winter view of the Garden. Located at Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street East.
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Burnsville High School 1978 - Collapse of roof.
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Burnsville High School 1978 - Collapse of Roof.
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Wally Day farm house 1976The Wally Day Farm house was located directly across the street from the Day Park on County Road 5.
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Minnesota AAAWas located off Nicollet Avenue and Travelers Trail, near todays Ames Center.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 2015 photoLongtime Burnsville residents involved in establishing Bicentennial Garden Park were, from left: front — Charlotte Bock and Mimi Nachman. Back — Chuck Bock and Len Nachman. (Photo by John Gessner)
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Bicentennial Garden Park 2017 photoBicentennial Garden Park, tucked into the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street, was part of a three-pronged citizen project to add a local imprint to the nation’s 200th birthday in 1976.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 2017 photoBicentennial Garden Park, tucked into the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street, was part of a three-pronged citizen project to add a local imprint to the nation’s 200th birthday in 1976.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 2017 photoBicentennial Garden Park, tucked into the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street, was part of a three-pronged citizen project to add a local imprint to the nation’s 200th birthday in 1976.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 2017 photoBicentennial Garden Park, tucked into the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street, was part of a three-pronged citizen project to add a local imprint to the nation’s 200th birthday in 1976.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 2017 photoBicentennial Garden Park, tucked into the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street, was part of a three-pronged citizen project to add a local imprint to the nation’s 200th birthday in 1976.
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Bicentennial Garden Park 2017 photoBicentennial Garden Park, tucked into the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street, was part of a three-pronged citizen project to add a local imprint to the nation’s 200th birthday in 1976.
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