Walls Of Red Wing / Bootleg Series vol. 1/
From: The Hamels (email@example.com)
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 96 13:55:42 -800
Subject: Dylan Song Atlas
In the song 'Wall's of Red Wing,' mention is made of St. Cloud
Prison, in St.Cloud MN.
Red Wing is also the name of a town in southern Minnesota.
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 00:47:15 -0500
Subject: Walls of Red Wing
Red Wing is definitely a town in Southern Minnesota, home of a juvenile
detention center (a boy's school, prison type place) It is the title of a
song on the Bootleg Series vol. 1 Track 14 to be exact. It was often
questioned if Bob himself had ever spent any time there, but it may in fact
just have been a threat from parents in Hibbing, telling their adolescent sons
that they'd end up in Red Wing if they didn't watch their step so to speak.
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 03:06:33 -0500 (CDT)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Evan Schnell)
Subject: Walls of Red Wing too.
Red Wing is the kind of place that if Dylan ever saw it he would need to
write a song about it. It resembles a turn of the century mansion and
grounds. Wrought Iron fences and well kept grounds. I'm not sure when it
was built but it is architecturally stunning.
As a side note most Minnesotans, most people for that matter, refer to
prisons by the cities they are in Red Wing and Lino Lakes imply the
juvenile facilities. Moose Lake is generally used interchangeably with
State Hospital. Some communists who emigrated to Russia following the
revolution realized how bad it was and didn't want their friends to make
the same mistake. However nothing negative about the revolution was
allowed past the censors who read all international mail. They wrote:
"it's just like Stillwater." Which, unbeknown to the Soviets, referred to
the maximum security prison where many communists were incarcerated for
draft evasion during world war 1.