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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • A colorful first Founders Day

  • On May 2, 2014, 150 years to the day after the town was founded, celebrations for Redwood's birthday started downtown and in Ramsey Park (for more photos of the falls, check out our Photo Gallery section below.)
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  • On May 2, 2014, 150 years to the day after the town was founded, celebrations for Redwood’s birthday started downtown and in Ramsey Park. It began on the courthouse lawn, with Mayor Corey Theis reading a proclamation declaring the day. Then Theis and Scott Larson, of the Redwood County Historical Society set markers into the pavement where historians believe two corners of the original frontier stockade was built 150 years to the day earlier. While waiting for twilight, the visitors enjoyed food and games in the little park downtown. Once it was dark enough, everyone headed off to Ramsey Falls in the park, either riding in vehicles or strolling across the bridge over the falls that give Redwood Falls its name. Then came the most spectacular part of the evening: the theatrical light show at Ramsey Falls. Several hundred spectators oohed and ahhed when the lights went on; thanks to social media, even more spectators joined as the evening went on. The organizers have said they’d like Founders Day to become an annual event. It will be interesting to see how they match this year’s. (See the Gazette's photo gallery section below for a variety of scene of Ramsey Falls in Technicolor.)

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