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The Mississippi River location of Red Wing, the Goodhue County seat, made it an early shipping point for Minnesota wheat. This photo of the city riverfront shows grain barges at anchorage, c.1870.
This view of Red Wing and the Mississippi was taken the year of its sesquicentennial, in 2007.
In March 1853 Goodhue County was created by Minnesota's territorial legislature. It was formed from the original Wabasha County, which lay between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.
This aerial view shows The Parade after the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was expanded and the softball field was moved (foreground) to replace the demolished stadium.
Aquatennial Parade Grand Marshal Richard M. Nixon departs Parade Stadium on the parade route, 1958. Photograph by Philip C. Dittes.
Filming an Aquatennial event at Parade Stadium, August 10, 1956.
Construction of Parade Stadium, June 14, 1951.
A small section of bleachers at The Parade couldn't hold all the spectators, 1925.
Fans line the fields for football games at The Parade, c.1923.
A crowd gathers for a football game at The Parade, 1923.
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