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Red Wing citizens are preparing to paint a wing on the grain elevators facing the Mississippi River. Help select the perfect wing:
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Be sure to click for image number ONE to get the Red Wing Pottery wing on the grain elevator.
Tatankamani, the man that the white explorers called Chief Red Wing, was a prominent military leader in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. One of his village sites became the city called Red Wing.
1. Red Wing Pottery
Red Wing’s location on the Mississippi River made it an important grain town. As a result of the grain industry’s success, Red Wing was ideally located for the pottery industry to grow. Red Wing Pottery, stamped with a wing, was the largest of its kind in the United States in the early 1900s.
2. Red Wing Shoe Company
Red Wing Shoe Co., today an international brand, also uses a red wing logo. Two manufacturing facilities and the Red Wing Shoe Museum remain in Red Wing. Since its beginning in 1905, Red Wing Shoe Co. has been known for making “work shoes for working people.” Local boots continue to be worn by people involved in farming, ranching, logging, mining, blacksmithing, railroading and construction.
3. Red Wing Construction
During one of Red Wing Construction Co.’s renovation projects, owner Jeff Frost found the old Red Wing Flour Mill logo and trademarked it for his company. One of the oldest red wing logos in existence, this one dates back to the 1800s.
Source: Red Wing REpublican Eagle
2 May 2012