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1960's Record playerThe Dakota County Historical Society displays a record player owned by a Dakota County teen in the early 1960's.
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Alice Egan Kearney and Theresa Egan 1965Alice and her mother Theresa while shopping in downtown Minneapolis.
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A Night with the IRISH 19661966 was the 8th Annual Night with the Irish, originally sponsored to benefit St. John the Baptist Church in Savage and coordinated by Joe Kennelly. When Mary Mother of the Church was organized in 1965 the event was sponsored by the new Parish but still included St. John's church and school.
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A Night with the IRISH 19661966 was the 8th Annual Night with the Irish, originally sponsored to benefit St. John the Baptist Church in Savage and coordinated by Joe Kennelly. When Mary Mother of the Church was organized in 1965 the event was sponsored by the new Parish but still included St. John's church and school.
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A Night with the IRISH 19661966 was the 8th Annual Night with the Irish, originally sponsored to benefit St. John the Baptist Church in Savage and coordinated by Joe Kennelly. When Mary Mother of the Church was organized in 1965 the event was sponsored by the new Parish but still included St. John's church and school.
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Scenes from 1968 Night with the IRISHThe 1968 Night with the Irish, held at Burnsville High School brought a crowd of 1500 to the annual event. Originally held as an event for St. John the Baptist Church in Savage, when Mary Mother of the Church was established the yearly Irish festival was sponsored by their women's club with Joe Kennelly as organizer. (ONE OF TWO PAGES)
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A Night with the IRISH 1969The 1969 Annual event sponsored by Mary Mother of the Church included: KSTP Newcaster Bob Ryan, Dakota County Commissioner Patrick Scully (who was born in Ireland and lived in Hastings) and music at tv legend Dennis Day. Governor Harold LeVander and his wife and then St. Paul mayor Tom Byrne attended.
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Bob Ryan to MC A Night with the IrishThe popular A Night With the Irish moved from St. John the Baptist Church after the organization of Mary Mother of the Church. Parishioner Joe Kennelly was organizer. This year KSTP Newsman Bob Ryan served as MC. Of interest, on St. Patrick's Day St. John the Baptist began another tradition that year called Happiness is a Green Shamrock. 1968
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Trick or TreatHalloween 1963 at Kennelly house.
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Burnsville was a small rural community in 1962Margaret Drolet, writes in an Aug. 8, 1979 Burnsville Current article her memories of Burnsville since arriving in 1962.
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Shopping in downtown St. PaulI don't think John Kennelly ever shopped in Minneapolis, big city trips meant St. Paul. Born 1905 - died 1991, every suit he owned came from Foreman and Clark, usually this downtown St. Paul store, until they actually opened a store in Burnsville Center.
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A Night with the IRISH 1969Fr. Donald Burns, pastor of Mary Mother of the Church meets Governor Harold LeVander who was a special guest at the Annual Night with the Irish event held at the Burnsville High School.
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A Night with the IRISH 19661966 was the 8th Annual Night with the Irish, originally sponsored to benefit St. John the Baptist Church in Savage and coordinated by Joe Kennelly. When Mary Mother of the Church was organized in 1965 the event was sponsored by the new Parish but still included St. John's church and school. Shown is the entire cast including KSTP Newscaster Bob Ryan.
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"The House"Built as a residential home at Lake Alimagnet, the City took over ownership of the property and it later became known as the House, an art center. The original kitchen remains in tact. Today the house is used by Baseball Association 191 with it known as Alimagnet House.
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Mark Wilson KNUT RadioBurnsville's first radio station KNUT, located at Jet Plaza basement.
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Indian Burial Ground once located in (North) River Hills 1981 version 1In 1978 Del Stelling, editor of the Minnesota Valley Review and later Burnsville Sun recalls how in the 1960's as North River Hills was being developed an Indian Burial Ground was uncovered.
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Radio Station may be operational in January (1967)The Dakota County Tribune November 2, 1967 reports on the efforts to establish KNUT radio station at the Colonial Shopping Center in Burnsville.
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1960s living roomLiving room of Margaret and John Kennelly, when they lived on Co. Rd. 11.
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A Night with the IRISH 1968The 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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Orchard Gardens and the StationMinnesota Valley Review, March 1960 - features the area of Burnsville known as Orchard Gardens and the Rail station as it prepares for a decade of growth.
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A Night with the IRISH 1969This was the first A Night with the IRISH to feature a national "Irish Star", singer and actor Dennis Day. He is shown with Patrick Scully, a Dakota County Commissioner who was born and raised in Ireland and resided in Hastings.
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River Hills ad 1964A Pentom ad for the "new River Hills" housing development in Burnsville, appearing in the Minneapolis Star/Tribune.
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Pumpkin people at Jim and Rosella Ryan's.From the mid 1950s- 1968 the Ryan's sold pumpkins from their farm house on HIghway 13.
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Early plans for the Ridges 1965Sept 16, 1965 The Star/Tribune reports on the Burnsville Village Council approving plans for a multi-million dollar planned community sponsored by a Lutheran business group. The group called THE RIDGES INC plans a hospital, nursing home, chapel, shopping center on the 160 acres at 138th and Nicollet. Ron Richardson was Burnsville mayor at this time.
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Sea Girt InnA popular dance spot in the Burnsville/Orchard Lake area.
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Streetscapes: 1960s Burnsville townhouse development is still stylish today (2017)Rick Nelson reporter for the Star Tribune writes a column April 7, 2017 where he recalls growing up in the 1970's in Burnsville's Krestwood Knolls. He writes about Birnamwood and Pemton, the developer.
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Vista View Datesaccompanies aerial photo
when houses were built in the 50s
     
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