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Oscar Dally sign 2020Although his name is not spelled correctly on the sign, it marks the site of his popular store on Crystal Lake.
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Oscar DallyThe Dally cabin at Crystal Lake in the 1920s.
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Dolly Store moved to RosemountAfter the death of Oscar Dally his store was sold and moved to an area of Rosemount where a resident created a generic "old town" of Dakota County. The site is now a housing development.

Walt 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.
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Dally's Dolly Store mored to RosemountAfter the death of Oscar Dally his store was sold and moved to an area of Rosemount where a resident created a generic "old town" of Dakota County. The site is now a housing development.

Walt 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 Dolly Store from Crystal Lake. The antique village no longer exists.
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A plaque for Dolly (Dally) Several dozen residents from Crystal Lake gathered September 27, 1980 to dedicate a plaque to Oscar Dolly (correct spelling Dally) a life resident of the area and shop owner for 54 years. He died in 1977.
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Oscar Dally Oscar Dally cabin at Crystal Lake.
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Oscar DallyOscar Dally's Dolly's store before being moved to Rosemount.
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Oscar DallyThe site of the Oscar Dally cabin after being removed.
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Dally Street in BurnsvilleThe City named one of the streets near the location of his store, in honor of Oscar Dally.
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Oscar Dally behind his house in Burnsville.Oscar's store was very close to the roadway, with just enough room for roadside parking. The house is set back (it still exists in 2016.) The house was restored beautifully, an addition added to the rear, while preserving the as-built portion to the east.
late 1920s or 1930s.
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Oscar Dally plaque 2017Although his name is not spelled correctly on the sign, it marks the site of his popular store on Crystal Lake.
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Oscar Dally plaque 2017The plaque remembering Oscar Dally and his store can barely be seen behind the trees.
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Oscar Dally photo 2020Dally Street near the site of Oscar's store at Crystal Lake.
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Oscar Dally resort cabinPossibly this was first Dally living structure, later rented as resort cabin after 1293 house built. Date may say 1920.
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Dolly's storeA painting of Dolly's Store, owned by Oscar Dally, at Crystal Lake. Compliments of the Holman family.
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Dolly's Store moved to RosemountMay 29, 1980 Minneapolis Star Tribune features a story on the former Dolly's store moved from its original location at Crystal Lake to Rosemount.
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Dolly's StoreExterior sign at Dolly's store owned by Oscar Dally at Crystal Lake. Photo 1980s.
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Oscar Dally photo 2020Family created plaque marks the site of Dally's - Dolly's store at Crystal Lake.
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Dolly's Store was located at Crystal Lake.
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The Oscar Dally (Gordon-Van Tine) HouseKit home number 573,, first offered in 1916. Dally purchased (possibly 1923) this home in kit form. It was shipped by rail from Davenport Iowa to Rosemount. From there Oscar had it brought by ox-cart to the east end of Crystal Lake in Burnsville.
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The fate of Dally's store -at Strese land in RosemountMay 29, 1980 Minneapolis Star Tribune features a story on Walter Strese's efforts to preserve old historic buildings on his property in Rosemount, including Dolly's Store.
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Dolly's store moved to RosemountMay 29, 1980 Minneapolis Star Tribune: Rosemount's Walt Strese has moved Dolly's to his mini museum in Rosemount.
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Dolly's store moved to RosemountMay 29, 1980 Minneapolis Star Tribune: Rosemount's Walt Strese has moved Dolly's to his mini museum in Rosemount.
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Dally's store moved to RosemountOctober 12, 1978 - Dakota County Tribune:

The old country store is ready to roll to its new location in Rosemount. Dally's Store, which was purchased by Walt Strese, leaves Dally Avenue and Crystal Lake Road in Burnsville, to become part of a historic village display. The man's name was Dally but people called the store Dolly's, so that is what he named it.

The village would last a couple years and then be removed for development.
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Mrs. Oscar Dally dies1955 - the death of Mrs. Oscar Dally (Emma) is reported.
They moved to Crystal Lake where they operated a resort for the past 35 years. The 1930 census provides the following information:


Oscar A Dally Head M 44 Minnesota
Emma Dally Wife F 45 Minnesota
Frank W Dally Son M 19 Minnesota
Margaret Dally Daughter F 10 Minnesota
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