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Dolly's Store moved to Rosemount387 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.
County Rd 11 and Highway 13 area by air386 viewsThe area where the apartments appear was farmed by William Connelly, across the road in 1959 John Kennelly built a single home.
Willow Pond Apartments circa 1980382 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 circa 1977382 viewsUndated photo of the Burnsville Center from County Road 42.
Burnsville Center 1977380 viewsInterior photo including food court and 1977 stores, compliments of the Burnsville Center.
Aerial Crystal Lake at Center378 views
Historical Society exhibit 2015378 viewsExploring a typewriter at the Burnsville Historical Society's exhibit at the Ames Center September, 2015.
Cliff Road by air 1977377 viewsThe businesses in this area of Cliff Road tend to be more commercial than consumer related.
Burnsville Center 1977376 viewsInterior photo of Daytons at the Burnsville Center from the Current August 3, 1977.
Vista View Continuing to Grow 374 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
(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.)
Aerial of Burnsville Center area 1986373 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.
Treaty of Traverse de Sioux 1851367 viewsTREATY WITH THE SIOUX—SISSETON AND WAHPETON BANDS, 1851
July 23, 1851. | 10 Stats., 949. | Proclamation, Feb. 24. 1853.

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Traverse des Sioux, upon the Minnesota River, in the Territory of Minnesota, on the twenty-third day of July, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, between the United States of America, by Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and Alexander Ramsey, governor and ex-officio superintendent of Indian affairs in said Territory, commissioners duly appointed for that purpose, and See-see-toan and Wah-pay-toan bands of Dakota or Sioux Indians.


It is stipulated and solemnly agreed that the peace and friendship now so happily existing between the United States and the aforesaid bands of Indians, shall be perpetual.


The said See-see-toan and Wah-pay-toan bands of Dakota or Sioux Indians, agree to cede, and do hereby cede, sell, and relinquish to the United States, all their lands in the State of Iowa; and, also all their lands in the Territory of Minnesota, lying east of the following line, to wit: Beginning at the junction of the Buffalo River with the Red River of the North; thence along the western bank of said Red River of the North, to the mouth of the Sioux Wood River; thence along the western bank of said Sioux Wood River to Lake Traverse; thence, along the western shore of said lake, to the southern extremity thereof; thence in a direct line, to the junction of Kampeska Lake with the Tchan-kas-an-data, or Sioux River; thence along the western bank of said river to its point of intersection with the northern line of the State of Iowa; including all the islands in said rivers and lake.


[Stricken out.]

In further and full consideration of said cession, the United States agree to pay to said Indians the sum of one million six

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hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars ($1,665,000,) at the several times, in the manner and for the purposes following, to wit:
1st. To the chiefs of the said bands, to enable them to settle their affairs and comply with their present just engagement; and in consideration of their removing themselves to the country set apart for them as above, which they agree to do within two years, or sooner, if required by the President, without further cost or expense to the United States, and in consideration of their subsisting themselves the first year after their removal, which they agree to do without further cost or expense on the part of the United States, the sum of two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, ($275,000):Provided, That said sum shall be paid to the chiefs in such manner as they, hereafter, in open council shall request, and as soon after the removal of said Indians to the home set apart for them, as the necessary appropriation therefor shall be made by Congress.
2d. To be laid out under the direction of the President for the establishment of manual-labor schools; the erection of mills and blacksmith shops, opening farms, fencing and breaking land, and for such other beneficial objects as may be deemed most conducive to the prosperity and happiness of said Indians, thirty thousand dollars, ($30,000.)
The balance of said sum of one million six hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars, ($1,665,000,) to wit: one million three hundred and sixty thousand dollars ($1,360,000) to remain in trust with the United States, and five per cent interest thereon to be paid, annually, to said Indians for the period of fifty years, commencing the first day of July, eighteen hundred and fifty-two (1852,) which shall be in full payment of said balance, principal and interest, the said payment to be applied under the direction of the President, as follows, to wit:
3d. For a general agricultural improvement and civilization fund, the sum of twelve thousand dollars, ($12,000.)
4th. For educational purposes, the sum of six thousand dollars, ($6,000.)
5th. For the purchase of goods and provisions, the sum of ten thousand dollars, ($10,000.)
6th. For money annuity, the sum of forty thousand dollars,($40,000.)


The laws of the United States, prohibiting the introduction and sale of spirituous liquors in the Indian country shall be in full force and effect throughout the territory hereby ceded and lying in Minnesota until otherwise directed by Congress or the President of the United States.

Rules and regulations to protect the rights of persons and property among the Indians, parties to this treaty, and adapted to their condition and wants, may be prescribed and enforced in such manner as the President or the Congress of the United States, from time to time, shall direct.

In testimony whereof, the said Commissioners, Luke Lea and Alexander Ramsey, and the undersigned Chiefs and Headmen of the aforesaid See-see-toan and Wah-pay-toan bands of Dakota or Sioux Indians, have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals, in duplicate, at Traverse des Sioux, Territory of Minnesota, this twenty-third day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.

L. Lea, [SEAL.]

Alex. Ramsey, [SEAL.]

Een-yang-ma-nee (Running Walker or “the Gun,”)

Wee-tchan-h' pee-ee-tay-toan, (the Star face or the “Orphan,”)

Ee-tay-wa-keen-yan, (“Limping Devil” or “Thunder Face,”)

Eesh-ta-hum-ba, (“Sleepy Eyes,”)

Oo-pee-ya-hen-day-a, (Extending his train,)

Hoak-shee-dan-wash-tay, (Good Boy,)

Ee-tay-tcho-ka, (Face in the midst,)

Hay-ha-hen-day-ma-za, (Metal Horn,)

Am-pay-too-sha, (Red Day,)

Eesh-ta-humba-koash-ka, (Sleepy Eyes young,)

A na-wang-ma-nee, (Who goes galloping on,)

Ma-h'pee-wee-tchash-ta, (Cloud man,)

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Tan-pa-hee-da, (Sounding Moccasin,)

Eenk-pa, (the upper end,)

Wee-yoa-kee-yay, (Standard,)

Wa-kan-man-nee, (Walking Spirit,)

Ee-tay-sha, (the one that reddens his face,)

Ta-ka-ghay, (Elk maker,)

Wa-ma-ksoon-tay, (“Walnut,” or Blunt headed arrow,)

Ma-za-sh'a, (Metal Sounding,)

Ya-shoa-pee, (The wind instrument,)

Noan-pa keen-yan, (Twice Flying,)

Wash-tay-da, (Good, a little,)

Wa-keen-yan-ho-ta, (Grey Thunder,)

Wa-shee-tchoon-ma-za, (Iron French man,)

Ta-pe-ta-tan-ka, (His Big fire,)

Ma-h'pee-ya-h'na-shkan-shkan, (Moving Cloud,)

Wa-na-pay-a, (The pursuer,)

Ee-tcha-shkan-shkan-ma-nee, (Who walks shaking,)

Ta-wa-kan-he-day-ma-za, (His Metal Lighthing,)

Ee-tay doo-ta, (Red Face,)

Henok-marpi-yahdi-nape, (Reappearing Cloud,)

Tchan-hedaysh-ka-ho-toan-ma-nee, (the moving sounding Harp)

Ma-zaku-te-ma-ni, (Metal walks shooting,)

A-kee-tchee-ta, (Standing Soldier.)

Signed in presence of Thomas Foster, Secretary. Nathaniel McLean, Indian Agent. Alexander Faribault, Stephen R. Riggs, Interpreters. A. S. H. White; Thos. S. Williamson; W. C. Henderson; A. Jackson; James W. Boal; W. G. Le Duc; Alexis Bailly; H. L. Dousman; Hugh Tyler.

To the Indian names are subjoined marks.

1st. The United States do hereby stipulate to pay the Sioux bands of Indians, parties to this treaty, at the rate of ten cents per acre, for the lands included in the reservation provided for in the third article of the treaty as originally agreed upon in the following words:


In part consideration of the foregoing cession, the United States do hereby set apart for the future occupancy and home of the Dakota Indians, parties to this treaty, to be held by them as Indian lands are held, all that tract of country on either side of the Minnesota River, from the western boundary of the lands herein ceded, east, to the Tchay-tam-bay River on the north, and to Yellow Medicine River on the south side, to extend, on each side, a distance of not less than ten miles from the general course of said river; the boundaries of said tract to be marked out by as straight lines as practicable, whenever deemed expedient by the President, and in such manner as he shall direct:” which article has been stricken out of the treaty by the Senate, the said payment to be in lieu of said reservation: the amount when ascertained under instructions from the Department of the Interior, to be added to the trust-fund provided for in the fourth article.
2d. It is further stipulated, that the President be authorized, with the assent of the said band of Indians, parties to this treaty, and as soon after they shall have given their assent to the foregoing article, as may be convenient, to cause to be set apart by appropriate landmarks and boundaries, such tracts of country without the limits of the cession made by the first [2d] article of the treaty as may be satisfactory for their future occupancy and home: Provided, That the President may, by the consent of these Indians, vary the conditions aforesaid if deemed expedient.
Burnsville Center 1978365 viewsThe furniture section of J C Penney's at Burnsville Center. October 11, 1978 Burnsville Current photo.
Burnsville Center 1977363 viewsAugust 3, 1977 Burnsville Current photo of the Burnsville Center.
Burnsville Center 1978358 viewsJ C Penney was one of the lead stores in the Burnsville Center when opened. October 11, 1978 Burnsville Current feature.
Burnsville Center 1978358 viewsThe Sears parking area of the Burnsville Center is featured in this October 18, 1978 Burnsville Current photo.
Fire rips through BHS 1994357 viewsThe April 27, 1994 issue of the Burnsville Sun Current reports on the extensive damage to the Burnsville High School following a suspicious fire (which later would be identified as arson).
Family Funways347 viewsThis small golf course and amusement park was located at 2100 West Highway 13.
Alimagnet at center346 views1964-7-4-WK-2EE-187
Civic Center campus345 viewsPhoto of the area which would be home of the City Hall/Police Station and Ice Center, estimated date 1969.
Burnsville Center 1977343 viewsPowers was one of the major stores when the Center opened. August 3, 1977 Burnsville Current photo.
Eaton's Ranch closes after 50 years at same location 1982342 viewsFor more than 50 years, Eaton's Ranch has meant horses, even though the ranch discontinued the dude ranch portion of the operation ten years ago (1972). Art Eaton's father (also Art) opened the ranch in 1930 in Lebanan (now Apple Valley).
Crystal Lake Beach 1984340 viewsCrystal lake foreground, Keller Lake background Beach completed 6/84 (photo late 60's or early 70's)
Overlooking Kraemer Quarry338 views
the Science Museum " Observer" 1963338 viewsThe Science Museum St Paul, Volume 3, Number 2, published in 1963. On pages 10 -12 addresses the topic: Salvage Archaeology at the Science Museum and discusses the burial site located in Burnsville Township, Dakota County. Here, a large housing development, River Hills, was being built. During earth moving operations, human bone was uncovered. Fortunately, the builder, Pemtom Inc., and the civil engineering firm involved stopped further work and notified the Minnesota Historical Society of the find....
Guide to 1950s Aerial Photos335 views
Christina Huddleston to be honored for years of service 1988333 viewsJune 23, 1977 Dakota County Tribune reports: For many years she operated a grocery and gasoline business on County Road 5 at the border of Burnsville and Lakeville. For many she and her store were defined as being in Orchard Gardens (the Lakeville side).
Watch out, the Irish are coming 1961333 viewsMarch 16, 1961 - Minnesota Valley Review

All the sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle will be out in force this weekend celebrating St. Patrick's Day at St. John the Baptist's A NIGHT WITH THE IRISH...
Burnsville Center 328 viewsKeepsake Diamond one of the original stores at the Burnsville Center. August 3,1977 Burnsville Current photo.
Highway 13 and Cliff Road around 1965328 viewsShown is Cliff Road, Highway 13 and County Road 11. Visible - Joe Kennelly farm, across the road the Joe and Janette Connelly farm. Note Sioux Trail Shopping Center has yet to be built and see the original Lake on Kennelly Road.
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