Having lived in Red Wing, MN for a few years, it is amazing the cult-like following this stoneware outfit has, particularly in that area. They also have a "collector society" that is quite active and holds an annual hootenanny in Red Wing. The original company folded in the 1960's IIRC, but a newer version was formed a while back to carry on the tradition but on a smaller scale and not quite the same variety and quality. Their salesroom has a large wall with samples of all the dinnerware patterns they produced over the years...must be close to 100---but again, my memory may be slightly tarnished.
FWIW, Red Wing, MN is a smallish town that sits on the west bank of the upper Mississippi River and is very scenic. Well worth a stop if anyone should find themselves wandering the upper Midwest...just not in winter
. Even in the winter it has appeal. That stretch of the River is one of the few areas that does not freeze over during the cold weather, so this time of year you will encounter large flocks of bald eagle feeding along the water. Hundreds or even thousands within a few miles. it was very impressive. At the time, my "corner office", located in the historic St James Hotel building, had a huge window overlooking the river and it was hypnotic to watch these huge bids swoop in for their dinner.
Enough of this reliving the past, time for breakfast.