Historic Events in Red Wing
Downtown Red Wing
Fire in Downtown Red Wing
in 1999 destoryed an abandoned Flour Mill and threatened many adjacent businesses with fires from buring debris in air. Includes TV news reports of the event.
President Eisenhower came to Red Wing in 1960 to open the
new Hiawatha Bridge (later renamed Eisenhower). In Red Wing's city center, Ike gave an important speech about World affairs ending with, "I pray that this structure bridging a river between two commonwealths of our nation, and its name may ever symbolize the purpose of forging and sustaining indestructible bonds between free peoples."
Eisenhower in RW 1960
Ike's visit News Headline PDF Link
In one of the worst maritime disasters in US history, the Sea Wing disaster in 1890 led to the death of 98 peolple mostly all from Red Wing and mostly women. This Lake Pepin accident is memorialized in story as one of Red Wing's 7 Most Important Stories as part of the Bend in the River Revue in 2005.
Sea Wing Disaster 1890
Red Wing's 100 year tradition of big-time Pottery Production ended in 1967 with one final strike. This musical version of that event is accurately presented as one of Red Wing's 7 Most Important Stories as part of the Bend in the River Revue in 2005.