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James McManmom and Catherine Gallagher weddingEstimated year 1889 - she was daughter of Michael and Maria Gallagher, who lived in the District 16 area of Burnsville.
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Enos Gallagher home 1976The first Gallagher home burnt, replaced with this and remained the life long residents of both Enos and Martin Gallagher.
Located off today's Travelers Trail near AAA.
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Rose Gallagher StantonThe portrait of Rose Gallagher Stanton hung on the Gallagher family wall. She was the grandmother of Enos Gallagher.
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Julia and Bea GallagherDaughters of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher, sisters of Enos Gallagher. Julia married Thomas Fahey and Bea - Walter Dunn.
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Martin GallagherThe son of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallather, Marty (Martin) was born January 27, 1893 and died May 9, 1975 living his entire life on the same farm in Burnsville.
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Bert GallagherBert with a team of horses around 1940. He is from the Gallagher family who lived in School District 16.
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Enos Gallagher 1976Son of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher - born 1894 died 1989 lived on the same property his entire life. Best known as Ennie, he was a walking history book for anyone he spoke with. The portrait of his father Patrick is hangs above the chair.
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Anna Gallagher Conroy dies 1977The daughter of Patrick and Ann (McCann) Gallagher, Anna Conroy was born in 1880, married Coleman Conroy in 1903 and spent most of her life in Burnsville, Savage and the Prior Lake area prior to her death April 6, 1977.
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Ann McCann GallagherWife of Patrick, mother of 15 children including Enos Gallagher, Ann (1856-1945) lived on a farm off Burnsville Parkway where AAA now stands.
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Bertram Gallagher 1906 - 1970Member of pioneer Michael and Mariah Gallagher family dies.
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Black Dog Lake used to offer good fishing - Enous Gallagher interviewThe Dakota County Tribune reporter Connie Morrison interviews Enous Gallagher, then age 80 as he remembers when a visit to Black Dog Lake usually resulted in a fine catch of sunfish....
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The site of the Michael Gallagher and Jim Egan farms today 2017This is the corner of Burnsville Parkway and County Road 42. The "Data" building is basically in the area of the Gallagher farm. Jim Egan's house was west of Abdullah Candy just a bit
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The second Patrick Gallagher homeAfter the fire, the Gallaghers built another home, which would remain the home of Ennie Gallagher his entire life. The home and barn stood near today's AAA location.
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Enous GallagherSon of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher - born 1894 died 1989 lived on the same property his entire life.
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Enos Gallagher dies 1989 full obituary600 W. Travelers Trail was Enous Gallagher's address when he died. Not so when he was born. He was the last living child of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher and lived in the same home his entire life.
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Enos Gallagher dies 1989A life long resident of Burnsville died January 13, 1989 at the age of 93. He was the son of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher. He was the last surviving child of 15 in the family.
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Enos GallagherA life long resident of Burnsville and described a walking historian. 600 W. Travelers Trail was Enous Gallagher's address when he died. Not so when he was born. He was the last living child of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher and lived in the same home his entire life.
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Fate of the Enos Gallagher homeFollowing his death, the house that Enos Gallagher lived in for his entire life was burnt as part of a fire practice. This is now a commercial area of Travelers Trail, near AAA Minnesota.
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Francis X Gallagher photo proofs 1950sFrom 1950 - 1957 Frank Gallagher served in the Minnesota Legislature representing Dakota County. He was the son of Patrick and Anne Gallagher, brother of life long resident Enos Gallagher.
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Frank Gallagher retiresAfter 2- years of service to the village of Savage, liquor store manager Frank Gallagher retired. He was the son of Patrick
and Ann (McCann) Gallagher, born on their farm in Burnsville.
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Patrick and Ann Gallagher home now - 2017Vehicles drive on 35W past the property where the Patrick and Ann Gallagher (and later sons Marty and Ennie) lived off what is now Travelers Trail.
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Patrick Gallagher/ later Martin and Enos Gallagher farmPhoto of the barn located on the farm land of the Gallagher's near Highway 13 and Traveler's trail. The Minnesota AAA building in 2017
is on Gallagher property.
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Enos and Marty GallagherSons of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher - Enos/Ennie Gallagher (1894-1989) and brother Marty(1893 - 1975 ) in the family farm house kitchen. Guessing 1930s.....the farm was off what is now Burnsville Parkway/ 35 W area. The AAA building is on a portion of the family property.
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Patrick and Ann Gallagher / later Marty and Enos Gallagher farm todayNow surrounded by commercial business, the spot the Gallagher house stood remains surrounded by trees in this 2017 photo.
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The Gallagher farm 1954There were two Gallagher families in Burnsville - not related. This farm was owned by the family of Michael and Mariah Gallagher.
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Gallagher Farm Is Century Old (Michael and Mariah family)December 31, 1954
The Gallagher farm, known aa the “Pioneer Farm,” was pre­empted 100 years ago, New Year’s Day.
Since then, five generations of the Gallaghers have at one time or other, set foot on the place.
Today, William Gallagher, who was 84 on December 1st, and Mrs. Mary Oswald, 82, his sister, re­side on the farm with Bill’s son Wallace. Another of Bill’s sons —Bertram Gallagher of Lakeville —has five children which would comprise the fifth generation. Those children are: John, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Catherine.
It was no doubt a cold New Year’s Day, in 1855, 10 years be­ fore the Civil War, that the Gal­laghers came by borrowed ox team, to the Burnsville prairie land surrounded by woods. The locations would be ideal for farm settlement, and defense against the Indians.

Actually Thomas and Margaret Gallagher had come from County • Galloway in Ireland. They went to St. Louis where they settled a year and a half. Then they came up the Mississippi to a little town called St. Paul. Most of the persons coming to the United States at that time, landed in either New York or Bos­ton, but the ship the Gallaghers were on lost its course and landed in New Orleans. It was three months on the way.

Mr. Gallagher and his son worked in New Orleans loading cotton bales for some time. Then they went to St. Louis where they worked on the railroad. They es­tablished a home there and the mother and the rest of the family came from Ireland and they lived there for about 1 1/2 years.
A terrible epidemic of yellow fever came while they were there and the people died like flies. Among those who passed away was their only daughter, about 17 years old.

When they came to the Burns­ville farm, there was no govern­ment survey in those days. Evervone who settled "just squatted on the land,” Bill declares, until the government could catch up with their pioneer movements.
Bill said Thomas and Margaret Gallagher had a son Michael who was about 25 years old then. Michael who later married Maria Egan, was the father of Bill and five other boys and three girls. Mrs. Oswald of the home farm, and Martin of St. Paul, are the only other survivors

Bill remembers the first build­ings on the Gallagher farm were made of logs. He said he remem­bers at the age of about 9 years they went through 30 or 40 tee­pees at a spot now west of the Lyndale avenue bridge.

At the time of the famous New Ulm massacre, all the neighbor­ hood farmers banded together at the Gallagher place, and made & fortress out of it. They were afraid of the uprising in Burnsville simi­llar to that of New Ulm.
The men were armed with everything from pitchforks to flint shotguns, living in the log buildings for several weeks. How­ ever, nothing happened and every­ thing quieted down.

The Indians once begged bread from the settlers. They went hunting and fishing for a living. It was a common site to see an Indian and his squaw start out to fetch game. They’d walk past the farm starting out with practically nothing, and return laden with all kinds of food. They really knew how to hunt and fish.

Bill said the settlers had a hardy spirit; one time his father walked—that’s right, walked,—all the way to Redwood Palls and back to straighten out the title to his land. They had no horse. It was a round trip distance of an estimated 300 miles!

But the pioneer forefathers sur­vived the early hardships, and were none the worse for their experiences. In fact they pro­bably owe their long life and good health to the vigorous outdoor fresh air and exercise.
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Hunting in BurnsvilleBesides being a farmer, Enos Gallagher was hunter.
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Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher farmMost remember this as the home of their son Enos Gallagher, who lived his entire life in this home on todays Travelers Trail, near AAA Minnesota.
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Bill and his sister Mary Gallagher (Oswald) 1954Bill and his sister Mary Oswald are from the Michael and Mariah Gallagher family. (Not related to the other Gallagher family in Burnsville).
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First Cousins - Jim Connelly and Enos GallagherBoth life long residents and walking history books of Burnsville, Jim Connelly and Enos Gallagher at the Burnsville Library's "old timers' recognition program.
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