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Metropolitan Stadium beginsBuilding the "Met" in 1955.

Building the Met...1955 excavtaion....You see Hubers Corner...Shultz Farm, Adelman, Gerhardt Farms...Halvorson's Clarin's, Huber's Homes...amazing how it looks today...the MOA...IKEA...hotels....
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Southdale Mall Edina opens 1956 Southdale Mall Edina opens 1956.
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95th and Lyndale in BloomingtonThis photo shows Lyndale Avenue around 1960.
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95th and Lyndale95th and Lyndale in the portion of Bloomington called Oxboro.
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Bloomington Oxboro Bank and cafeThe Community State Bank and Trio Cafe near 98th and Nicollet in Oxboro, Bloomington 1950s.
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Metropolitan StadiumThe first home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings on Cedar Avenue, just minutes away from Burnsville and Eagan.
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Bloomington 1900s.Between Portland and Nicollet showing Assumption Church.
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Metropolitan StadiumThe Beatles at the Metropolitan Stadium August, 1965.
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Metropolitan StadiumThe Beatles at the Metropolitan Stadium, August, 1965.
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Metropolitan StadiumLocated on Cedar Avenue, now the Mall of America, the Metropolitan Stadium was the home of the Twins and Vikings.
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Bloomington High SchoolBurnsville did not have a high school until 1956 so some teens attended the high school in Bloomington.
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Scott's Ford Dealership, BloomingtonThere were no car dealerships in Burnsville until the 1970s. Options often included Shakopee, Farmington, or the Scott Ford dealership, just past the Cedar Avenue Bridge in Bloomington. Circa- 1960.
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BloomingtonBloomington at the turn of the century.
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Bloomington Cedar Avenue 1960sAfter crossing the Cedar Avenue Bridge in Eagan you came to Pete's Pure Oil, the Black Cat, the Eagle Inn and Scott Ford. This Cedar Avenue led to the Met Stadium.
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Bloomington Historical Society BrochureThe Bloomington Historical Society was formed in 1964 and is located at 2215 West Old Shakopee Road, in the restored Town Hall.
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Bloomington Historical Society MuseumThe Bloomington Historical Society was formed in 1964 and is located at 2215 West Old Shakopee Road, in the restored Town Hall.
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Oxboro Theatre 1950s also known as the Studio 97The theatre was located near the intersection of 98th Street and Lynadale in Bloomington. In the past this area was the unincorporated town of Oxboro, dating from the 1850s. The Oxborough family from Canada built a trading post called Oxboro Heath on what is now Clover Center. Meanwhile Bloomington was a stagecoach stop at Nine Mile Creek, and there was another settlement at Old Shakopee Road and Old Cedar. These all eventually got absorbed into the city of Bloomington. For some in Burnsville, during the 1950's Oxboro offered a drug store, dentist, the Walsh's Grocery store and this movie theatre.
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Bloomington by air 1970sBefore the Mall of America...There was Met Stadium, Met Center, and The Carlton Celebrity Room, minutes from Burnsville.
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Bloomington sports centralSports on Cedar Avenue in Bloomington - the Twins, Vikings and Northstars.
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Scott's Ford Dealership, BloomingtonThere were no car dealerships in Burnsville until the 1970s. Options often included Shakopee, Farmington, or the Scott Ford dealership, just past the Cedar Avenue Bridge in Bloomington. Circa- 1920s.
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Queen Anne Kiddieland - the Valley Fair of the 50's.Popular children's tv show host Casey Jones appears at Quenn Anne Kiddieland.
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Cedar Avenue and 494 in 1961Cedar Avenue and 494 in 1961.
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Southdale 1981Christmas at Southdale 1981.
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Clover Shopping Center 1960sLocated at 98th and Lyndale, the opening of this shopping center provided a shopping outlet for Burnsville residents before the opening of Jet Plaza on Co. Rd. 5.
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Clover Shopping CenterLocated at 98th and Lyndale, the opening of this shopping center provided a shopping outlet for Burnsville residents before the opening of Jet Plaza on Co. Rd. 5.
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Clover Shopping Center BloomingtonAn early photo of the Clover Shopping Center at 35 W and 98th Street in Bloomington.
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Smoky Point, BloomingtonAlthough in Bloomington at 7800 Cedar Avenue South, the Smoky Point was the areas first Bar B Q place.
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Southdale 1950sWith the opening of Southdale in 1956, major downtown stores came closer to Burnsville at the first enclosed mall.
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Winter at Metropolitan StadiumWinter view of Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.
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Metropolitan stadiumThe Vikings play at the Metropolitan Stadium when in Bloormington on Cedar Avenue (now site of the Mall of America).
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