See copyright notice at

Red Wing

Walls Of Red Wing / Bootleg Series vol. 1/


From: The Hamels ( Date: Sat, 02 Mar 96 13:55:42 -800 To: 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.
From: Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 00:47:15 -0500 To: Subject: Walls of Red Wing Karl Erik- 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. Jason Hunter
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 03:06:33 -0500 (CDT)
From: (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.

>Evan Schnell
>Duluth, MN