When German immigrants settled in the Mississippi River grain town of Red Wing, Minnesota during the 1860s, they noticed that the local clay was perfect for producing stoneware such as crocks, jugs, and other forms of pottery used for food storage and preparation. These immigrants had an eye for such things because they had arrived in the upper Midwest as skilled potters. In 1877, Red Wing Stoneware Co. began producing hand-turned jugs,...Continue Reading