"Welcome to one of the most unique and charming places to visit along the Mississippi River. From our beautiful bluffs, abundance of outdoor activities, historic sites and world famous boots and pottery, Red Wing offers a one-of-a-kind getaway." 

This is how Redwing is promoted by it's visitor centre, and indeed it is that charming town along the mighty ol' river and the bold eagles circling above the beautiful bluffs. But my mission was the Redwing Boot Company. Founded in 1905 by Charles Beckman a local shoe merchant. I visited the museum filled with the rich history of the brand and ofcourse I posed in front of the Icon. In 2005, Red Wing celebrated its centennial anniversary. A size 638 ½ D boot was built in honor of the milestone, standing 16 feet tall and weighing 2,300 pounds, qualifying it for a Guinness World Record.

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