RED WING , acity and the
See also:county seat of Goodhue county,
See also:Minnesota, U.S.A., on the W.
See also:bank of the
See also:river, near the
See also:head of Lake Pepin, about 4o M . S.E. of St Paul . Pop . (1905, state
See also:census) 8149, 2138 being
See also:born; (1910) 9048 . Et is served by the Chicago
See also:Great Western and the Chicago,
See also:Milwaukee & St Paul
See also:railways . Red Wing is the seat of the Lutheran Ladies' Seminary (1894) and the Red Wing Theological Seminary (Lutheran, 1885), and in the vicinity is the State Training School for Boys and Girls, originally the Minnesota State Reform School . In the city are the Carnegie-Lawther library, a Federal
See also:building, a municipal theatre, the T . B . Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, in connexion with which is a School of
See also:Music, a Y.M.C.A. building, a City Hospital, St
See also:John's Hospital (1902) and an old ladies' home . Red Wing is an important wheat market and
See also:shipping point . In 1695 Le Sueur built a
See also:post on
See also:Island, in the Mississippi, about 8 m. above the site of Red Wing, for the purpose, according to Charlevoix, of interposing a barrier between the warring Dakotas and Chippewas; and in 1727 Rene Boucher built on the
See also:shore of Lake Pepin a fort which, after various vicissitudes, was abandoned in 1753 . An
See also:village occupied the site of Red Wing probably for many years before the arrival of the first whites, two Swiss missionaries,
See also:Denton and Daniel Gavin, who maintained a
See also:mission here in 1837-46 .
In 1848 another mission was established by the
See also:Board . Red Wing (named from an Indian chief) was platted in 1853 and was chartered as a city in 1857 .
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