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Orchard Garden Station84 viewsPhoto following the re-painting of the historic landmark.
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Orchard Garden Station65 viewsAnother view of the historic Orchard Garden Station depot.
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Orchard Gardens Railroad signal 201764 viewsTwo "railroad signals" remain at the tracks, one without lights the other with. Both are rusted with age.
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Orchard Gardens Station 201764 viewsA full view of the station, once used tracks and signal from
Co. Rd. 5.
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Orchard Gardens Station railroad signal 201763 viewsA rusted unused railroad signal remains at the once used tracks at Orchard Gardens.
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Orchard Gardens61 views
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Orchard Gardens Station 201758 viewsEarlier photos show a sign with the words ORCHARD GARDENS attached to the building. In 2017 that sign no longer appears.
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Orchard Garden Station58 viewsAnother view of the historic Orchard Garden Station.
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Rail tracks at Orchard Gardens 201755 viewsThe once used tracks at Orchard Gardens are overgrown with brush.
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Orchard Garden Station25 viewsA portion of the tracks remain at Orchard Garden Station on County Road 5.
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Orchard Garden Station24 viewsInterior of the Orchard Garden Station.
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Orchard Garden Station22 viewsA view of the Orchard Garden Station circa 2000.
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Winter Orchard Garden Station 201918 viewsNational Register (Dan Patch Line)
Orchard Gardens Railway Station

Location: County Road 5 and 155th Street
This small railroad station was built in 1910 on the new Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Traction Railroad, better known as the “Dan Patch Line.” Running between Minneapolis and Northfield, the line stopped at this area called Orchard Gardens, a subdivision of five to ten-acre plots platted that year. The railroad constructed the track side shelter near the area’s main road for passenger and produce service to the Twin Cities. In 1918 the railroad was reorganized as the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern.

Additional Information:
According to the National Register nomination, Orchard Gardens farmers concentrated on onion production until 1920 when disease damaged this crop. Eggs, milk, apples and flowers replaced onions on the station's dock. A new commuter crowd evolved in the 1920s and 30s after agricultural depression forced many local landowners to find employment in Minneapolis. In 1983, the Skyblazers 4-H club of the Burnsville-Lakeville area renovated the station as part of their annual community service program. No signage appears on the building to denote it as a historic site.
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Orchard Garden's Golf Course18 viewsMay 26, 1973 photo at Orchard Gardens Golf course showing Dorothy Guidarelli of Eagan
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Orchard Garden's Golf Course17 viewsMay 26, 1973 Minneapolis Star Tribune - Features Orchard Gardens Golf course, now in its 5th year.
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Orchard Gardens Station15 viewsLimited seating inside the Orchard Gardens Rail station on County Road 5.
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Orchard Gardens Station pen drawing.15 viewsA pen drawing by Bill Wolston, Dakota County Historical Society for the Burnsville Historic Map.
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Orchard Garden's Golf Course 13 viewsMay 26, 1973 Minneapolis Star Tribune - photo of Orchard Garden's Golf course.
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Orchard Gardens Homes13 viewsJune 16, 1968 Minneapolis Star Tribune ad for Orchard Gardens Homes in Burnsville.
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Orchard Garden's Golf Course13 viewsApril 2, 1972 MInneapolis Star Tribune ad - Orchard Gardens Golf course is open for the 1972 season.
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Orchard Manor Homes7 viewsOrchard Manor homes, Orchard Gardens 1962.
     
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