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History of Dakota County 1881This history published in 1881 provides an overview of Burnsville, some residents and other Dakota County townships, cities and people.
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The History of Dakota County 1881The opening paragraph of the Burnsville Chapter.
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1882 Burnsville Township Directory ( 3 pages)Listing of Burnsville residents, their post office (Hamilton) Acres owned, and Section within Burnsville.
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1885 Census pageThe 1885 Census confirms that although Burnsville is in Dakota County, the mailing address in 1885 was Hamilton Station/Scott County.
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August 23, 1894 Burnsville NewsThe Dakota County Tribune contained brief news items about the people and events in Burnsville.
John Walsh purchases James Newman's 160 acre farm.
James Madden purchases Mike Connelly's farm in Glendale.
Mike Regan builds a barn
Tim Hayes sells straw... and more
Burnsville_1865_family_names.pdf
1865 Burnsville Census - Family Names1 Daniel Burns
2 Wm Burns & Julia
3 Jeremiah Dillon
4 Frank Dowdall
5 Michael Coffey
6 John Keran
7 Walter Kenealy
8 Terrance McGovern
9 James Connelly
10 Laurence Casey
11 James Irvine
12 Jeremiah Sweeny
13 Thomas Hogan
14 Andrew Keegan
15 Timothy McNamara
16 William Rice
17 Isabella OHara
18 Henry Tisale
19 P. M. Peterson
20 Savanna Thornton
21 Charles McDevitt
22 Tim ORegan
23 Mike McCarthy
24 Peter Fahey
25 Augustus H. Williams
26 William D. Wygant
27 Mike Gallagher
28 Mike Foley
29 Pat Duggan
30 James Kennedy
31 John McNerry
32 James Sheridan
33 James Maloney
34 Henry Starson
35 James McKearny
36 Daniel Sullivan
37 Timothy Slater
38 Charly ONeill
39 Brigid Gannon
40 Timothy Hays
41 William Walsh
42 William Kolroy
43 Martin Kilroy
44 Michael Nicholson
45 Mike Muggin
46 Pat. Harkins
47 Pat. Hynes
48 Mike Walsh
49 Bernard McDermot
50 Winnefred Newell
51 Thos. Butler
52 Mike McDonald
53 John McCoy
54 Jams Stanton
55 James Newman
56 Hugh OBrien
57 Francis Hyland
58 Pat. Lynch
Males 176
Females 168
Soldiers 13
Total 347
Feb_11_1892_news.pdf
February 11, 1892 NewsAlmost weekly the Dakota County Tribune published news about Burnsville in a column. News in this issue included:
John Connelly lost a valuable horse, Tim Regan also loses a mare
The recent heavy rains of Sunday night and Monday left ice on the Minnesota River dangerous for travel.
Jas McCoy has bought a log of hay from Mrs. Harkins.
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June 11, 1885 Burnsville NewsPublished in the Dakota County Tribune - Jack Frost pays a visit; corn and all small grains doing well; James Graves of Fairfield has nearly completed Mr. Nicholson's new home; Tim Hayes and wife are now living on the old homestead and more...
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March 24, 1892 Burnsville NewsFrom the Dakota County Tribune - Miss Myres teaching in the O'Neil district was obligated to go home on account of illness. Her sister is teaching in her place. Mary Morgan spent last week with friends in St. Paul, Miss Nellis Timmons of St. Paul visits sister Annie Slater... and more
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May 29, 1891Almost weekly the Dakota County Tribune published news about Burnsville in a column.
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August 1879- Minne-Elk and Buck Hill story 2 pagesMemories of Buck Hill, Crystal Lake, Minne-Elk, published in 1879.
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1865 Burnsville Census page 1
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1865 Burnsville Census page 2
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1865 Burnsville Census page 3
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1865 Burnsville Census page 5
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Painting by Alice McQuillan 1889March 21, 1889 Dakota County Tribune.

We called at Larpenteur's studio today and inspected a large painting that is being done by Miss Alice McQuillan, formerly of Lebanon. The scene represents a portion of Lake Minne-Elk, the view being taken from St. John's Island, in the center of the lake, and showing Shay's island in the left with Capt. Judd's and the north shore on the right, and Buck Hill prominent in the center. It is a nicely executed painting of a very pleasant scene. The only criticism that occurs to us is that there does not appear to be any one in bathing on the north shore of the island; but perhaps they have just dived after clams. Miss McQuillan is entitled to congratulations on the success of her first effort at painting from nature.
 
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