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Census entry Holman family1324 views
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Burnsville's first gas station1290 viewsThis station was on Lyndale Avenue in Burnsville and Herbie's restaurant.
Holman_tradition.pdf
Military service just one Holman tradition1288 viewsThe Burnsville Current November 7, 1979 features Floyd and Lloyd Holman and their sister Betty Kamrud and the family military tradition dating back to the Civil War - Captain Judd of Burnsville.
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Gas to be Used in Shopping Center1259 viewsDakota County Tribune
October 4, 1962

(Jet Plaza aka Valley Ridge Shopping Center)

An all gas shopping center un­der construction at county road 17 and S. 138th St., in Burnsville township will be the first of Its type in the midwest said Minne­sota Valley Natural Gas company. 8t. Louis Park.

The shopping center will de­rive both electricity and heat from natural gas.

George Grohoskl, Burnsville, developer of the shopping center said the electricity generated by a Caterpillar Tractor company system will cost but one-third of that produced by convention­al generation.

Coat of the power unit was $110,000 and consists of three gas driven Internal combustion en­gines each with a capacity of 17$ kilowatts of power.

The 13 stores. 84.000 square foot shopping center was begun September 1 and will cost approx­imately $400,000.
The heat will be used to warm the shopping center In winter and will aid in running alr-conditoning units In the summer.
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Indian Burial Ground once located in (North) River Hills 1981 573 views
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Burnsville Center 1978440 viewsBurnsville's largest shopping mall "all decked out for the holidays".
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Burnsville by air 1975417 viewsHighway 13 and 12th Avenue area. The "red roof" is the Dairy Queen, to the right the City Hall and across the street the Pat and Mary Connelly farm. Left of 12th Avenue, the high school is visible. Note how undeveloped the Cliff Road area is.
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Interstate 35W and County 42 1970 405 viewsBurnsville Center is complete with Cobblestone Court being built.
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Burnsville Center 1977400 viewsInterior Burnsville Center, August 10, 1977 Burnsville Current.
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Ranch House 385 viewsThe Ranch House on Lyndale Avenue had a western taste.
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Burnsville Center383 viewsAugust 9, 1978 Burnsville Current photo - First year anniversary of the Burnsville Center.
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Burnsville Center August 1977356 viewsAn unidentified store "hiring" at the Burnsville Center.
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Burnsville Center 1977351 viewsSears parking lot upper level at the Burnsville Center.
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Burnsville Center 1977351 viewsAugust 3, 1977 photo of the interior of the Burnsville Center.
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Splash down Beaver Moutain 1985350 viewsThe Burnsville Current 7/8/1985 reports on the once popular Beaver Mountain Waterslide then located north of Buck Hill.
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Burnsville Center347 viewsDaytons was a lead store when the Burnsville Center opened. August 1, 1977 Burnsville Current.
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Burnsville by air343 viewsThe "Riverbottoms" near the 35 W and Cliff Road exit.
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Arson rocks BHS 1994342 viewsMay 1, 1994 Burnsville This Week reports on the $5 million dollar of damage to High school. Governor Arne Anderson and local legislators toured the damage seeking $1.2 million in emergency assistance.
Pemtom_house_layouts.pdf
Various Pemtom River Hills House plans and prices337 viewsScroll through this PDF to view many of the homes offered by Pemton for their River Hills addition.

4- bedroom COLONIAL
Model Plan 1653 sq.ft. $21,950
Optional plan 1917 sq.ft.$1,800
Double garage $550
Brick Front $350
Fireplace single $650
Fireplace double $200
MAX PRICE $25,500

3- bedroom RAMBLER
1140 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-ENTRY
1435 sq.ft.$20,350

4- bedroom L RAMBLER
1742 sq.ft.

3- or 4- bedroom RAMBLER
1300 sq.ft. or 1564 sq.ft.

5- bedroom COLONIAL
2240 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-LEVEL $20,600
1544 sq.ft. or optional 1648 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-ENTRY $20,200
1337 sq.ft. or 1300 sq.ft.

3- bedroom L SPLIT-ENTRY
1408 sq.ft. or 1460 sq.ft.

3-bedroom L-RAMBLER $20,950
1400 sq.ft.

3-bedroom L RAMBLER
1560 sq.ft.

3-bedroom RAMBLER
1200 sq.ft.
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Dolly's Store moved to Rosemount336 viewsMay 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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County Rd 11 and Highway 13 area by air325 viewsThe area where the apartments appear was farmed by William Connelly, across the road in 1959 John Kennelly built a single home.
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Vista View Continuing to Grow 324 viewsIversen's Vista view project in Burnsville Township will continue to grow this year, with addition of 15 new homes according to Miles Iversen, President of Iversen development company, and Gerald Iversen, president of the Iversen's Incorporated. The project was started about four years ago, and it is located near the intersection of Highway 13 and 65.Highway 13 is presently being rerouted along the northern portion of this view but the new road will not interfere with the role of homes at right. Tribune air photo, taken from plane piloted by Orval Brede of Lead-Aire at Southport, looks toward the south west at the project which numbers about 150 homes. The houses are from the $16,900 to the $28,000 class.

Circa 1962
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http://burnsvillehistory.org/cpg/editpics.php?album=66&start=0&count=25&newer_than=1484267892
(see same view in diagram: search Vista View)
(earliest homes in Vista View 1954 according to Dakota County Tax records, latest home in photo 1962, from same source.)
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Apple Valley taking shape in Lebanon319 viewsJanuary 25, 1963 Minneapolis Star Tribune - Orrin Thompson's Apple Valley housing.
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Cliff Road by air 1977318 viewsThe businesses in this area of Cliff Road tend to be more commercial than consumer related.
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Aerial Crystal Lake at Center317 views
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Willow Pond Apartments circa 1980315 viewsLooking north toward North River Hills neighborhood, NSP Black Dog plant stacks visible. also IDS Tower, Control Data, New Cedar Avenue Bridge, Snyder Drug in foreground.
burnsville_center_area_by_air_from_focus.pdf
Aerial of Burnsville Center area 1986314 viewsThis aerial of the Burnsville Center area, County Road 42 and the freeway appeared in the July 1986 Market Focus published by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal.
a_history_of_st_johns_1965.pdf
A history of St. John the Baptist 1965307 viewsPublished in 1965 in a parish directory, this is a transcript of the text.
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Burnsville Center 1978306 viewsThe furniture section of J C Penney's at Burnsville Center. October 11, 1978 Burnsville Current photo.
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