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Eagan Minnesota 150 yearsCity of Eagan celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.
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Eagan 18741874 Plat map of Eagan.
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Eagan 18791879 Plat Map of Eagan.
1916_Eagan_Mendota_Plat_Map.pdf
1916 Eagan and Mendota Platt mapMap showing owners of land in Eagan and Mendota 1916.
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Eagan's 1942 fire truck restoredPrior to the establishment of a fire department, Burnsville relied on fire departments from Eagan, Savage, Rosemount and even Bloomington - based on the location of the fire.
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A history of MendotaJune 12, 1949 St. Paul Pioneer Press tells the history of Mendota.
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Eagan volunteer fire department 1964The Eagan Volunteer Fire fighters are recognized with this 1964 photo published in the Dakota County Tribune.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Mendota Bridge 1926The building of the Mendota Bridge, 1926, compliments of the Dakota County Historical Society.
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Starks Bar and Grill 2010Long time Eagan business located at 3125 Dodd Rd, Eagan.
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Starks Bar and Grill 2010Long time Eagan business located at 3125 Dodd Rd, Eagan.
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James Slater #1 and wife Bridget O'BrienBirth year is unknown, death Oct 8, 1886, his wife Bridget 1826 - 1913. They were parents to James Slater who would marry Margaret Corrigan.
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Bridget O'Brien SlaterWife of James Slater (#1) 1826 - 1913) pioneer family in Eagan.
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The Historic Sibley HouseThe Sibley House located on Highway 13 in Mendota.
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James and Margaret SlaterJames 1855 - 1941 and Margaret Corrigan his wife 1861 - 1949 lived on a farm at the corner of what is now Highway 13 and Nicols Road. Their children were;

Joseph Slater (1889 - 1960)*
Edmund J Slater (1894 - 1953)*
Mayme Slater LeMay (1897 - 1983)*
Raymond Slater (1900 - 1912)*
Frank Slater (1902 - 1978)*
Margaret Lillian Slater (1905 - 1912)*
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Cedarvale Mall 1978When Cedarvale first opened in Eagan it provided nearby grocery, drug and hardware stores for those living in the River Hills. There were two additions to the mall, which eventually closed due to lack of business.
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EaganEagan 4th of July parade - believed to be 1976.
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Train derailsTrain derails near Cedar Avenue in Eagan. Burnsville, Eagan emergency crews respond. January 26, 1977 Burnsville Current.
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Skating at Nicols in EaganAn area of Eagan was called Nicols, it was the site of the rail road depot and Jim Scott General Store. Shown are skaters on the river.
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Jerry's Home and Garden Showplace 2018For over 50 years this home and garden center on Nicols Road has served Eagan and Burnsville.
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Jerry's Home and Garden Showplace 2018A summer view of the entry into Jerry's on NIcols Road for over 50 years.
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Eagan logo/flag An earlier version of a City of Eagan Flag showing the "Loan Oak" tree logo.
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Cedarvale MallThe opening of Cedarvale brought a major grocery store - Applebaum's to the area. For some living in River Hills, shopping at Cedarvale was convenient. For many Burnsville high students, it meant a first job.

Founder Sid was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 28, 1924 to Oscar and Bertha Applebaum. He was the youngest son and second youngest child of nine. His parents immigrated to the United States from Russia on their honeymoon. Oscar Applebaum sold produce door-to-door in St. Paul, Minnesota from a horse-drawn wagon. Oscar opened a fruit stand on the corner of St. Peter and 7th streets in downtown St. Paul with a $65 loan from his eldest son. That fruit stand became the first Applebaum's Food Market. As a young boy, Sid Applebaum bundled soap, bagged rice, worked as a box boy and delivered fruit and produce for his father’s fruit stand.

By 1979, the family business included about 30 metro-area Applebaum's stores and one in Duluth. In 1979, the chain was sold to National Tea Co., and Applebaum continued on, working for them.
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