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Old June 23rd, 2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Red Wing, Minnesota, a Mississippi River town

I was in Red Wing yesterday. I had a chance to get some shots of downtown and the riverfront. It is a town of about 16,000 about an hour and a half southeast of Minneapolis along the Mississippi. It was an important place in the early days of settlement of the region but never grew into a large city due to being bypassed by the early railroads.

Red Wing is in the northern part of the Driftless Area, coloquially known as Mississippi Bluff Country. The Driftless Area is a region about the size of Belgium that was missed by the glaciers. It has much more rugged topography than the rest of the midwest.

Downtown Red Wing is dominated by Barn Bluff:



















This is the headquarters of the Red Wing Shoe Company:

































Red Wing is the county seat of Goodhue County:



















The town has a good harbor on a backwater of the river:













This is my favorite shot:



Some bluffs outside of town:




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Old June 24th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #2
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Wow, I love it.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #3
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That hill just outside the town is pretty cool.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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Small town USA, I love it!
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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #5
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Nice town!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #6
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This place is magnificent!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #7
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Red Wing town its really amazing
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Very interesting looking town!
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