An oversized Radio Flyer wagon is displayed in Pioneer Court on North Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Mark Hume/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Radio Flyer celebrates 100 years with world’s largest wagon

CHICAGO — Radio Flyer has brought its largest “little” red wagon into its hometown of Chicago to celebrate the company’s 100-year anniversary.

The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2uidkq7 ) reports the 27-foot-long (8.23-meter-long) wagon was the centerpiece of the company’s anniversary event on Thursday. The wagon was created 20 years ago for the company’s 80th anniversary.

Attendees of the event in downtown Chicago had the opportunity to take a photo with the wagon. Radio Flyer also will donate 2,000 normal-sized wagons to children’s hospitals across the country in partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation.

According to Guinness World Records, the anniversary wagon weighs more than 15,000 pounds (6,800 kilograms) and is the world’s largest toy wagon. It was inspired by a 1930s statue featured in the World’s Fair in Chicago.

Just Posted

New Alberta dental fee guide calls for 8.5% reduction in fees

A new dental fee guide has been announced in Alberta that the… Continue reading

Lacombe ready to light the night

The Christmas spirit comes to Lacombe Thursday night with the start of… Continue reading

Opioid prescriptions up across country, but daily doses dispensed down: report

TORONTO — The overall number of prescriptions for opioids has increased over… Continue reading

Notley pleads with political foes, allies to support Alberta pipeline projects

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley issued warnings to all political parties… Continue reading

Uber isn’t saying how many Canadians were affected by year-old hack

TORONTO — Uber is owning up to a year-old security breach that… Continue reading

VIDEO: Replay Red Deer: Nov. 19

Watch news highlights from the week of Nov. 13

Creationist will speak at home-schooling convention in Red Deer

Ken Ham has debated Bill Nye on the Earth’s origins

Update: Innisfail girl found

A 15-year-old missing Innisfail girl has been located safe and sound. Police… Continue reading

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million, auditor general says

The federal government’s chronic salary struggles will take more time and more… Continue reading

Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help 1,300 children this year

Demand is high, but Red Deer always provides

CP Holiday train makes stops in Central Alberta

The popular train will feature entertainment from Colin James and Emma-Lee

Kittens rescued after allegedly being tossed from vehicle

Couple finds abandoned kittens new home through Facebook

VIDEO: ‘Party bus’ goes up in flames in Vancouver

Fire crews responded to the late night blaze

Chicken crosses B.C. road, stops traffic

Rooster makes early morning commuters wait in Maple Ridge

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month