Postcard Friendship Friday - Barn Bluff in Red Wing, Minnesota is a giant lump sitting alongside the city, almost like a building. It shows up in so many postcards of the city, and has many postcards devoted to it.
|Barn Bluff postcard, Red Wing|
Click here [red-wing.org] for some more information about the history of the bluff, from half a billion years ago to today.
The card here is a real photo postcard from the mid 20th century. The area of the bluff facing the photo was partially removed to make way for highway work after this photo was taken, leaving a sheer cliff next to the highway leading to the bridge to Wisconsin. I think the "Indian Head" formation seen here [flickr] might have been destroyed during this, but I am not sure. To the right of the bluff towers one of those grain elevator buildings that are ubiquitous in towns in this part of the country.
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