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406 Cloquet Avenue
Cloquet MN 55720

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Adults $2.00

Children under 12 $1.00

Families: $5.00

Children under 5 and CCHS members  - FREE

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We are proud to serve Carlton County in the collection, preservation and dissemination of the history of the county. We invite you to become a member of the Carlton County Historical Society and help provide needed support for this important work.

 September 2015 - April 30, 2016

    Cloquet, MN, known historically as "Wood City" due to its wood products industries, is the home to three large and historic plants today known as Sappi Fine Papers, Jarden Brands, and USG. 

    This exhibit explores the history of these plants. Part One of the exhibit, which opened September 26, looks at the history of the Northwest Paper Company and its successor, Potlatch.

    Part Two of the exhibit opened on October 23 with Jarden Brand's history, including Diamond Match. 

    Part Three opened in November 27 with USG's history including the Wood Conversion Company and Conwed.

    Smokestacks from these wood product industries still define the skyline of Cloquet.

Northwest Paper Company 1907

Diamond Match 1958

Wood Conversion Company 1940s







Carlton County Historical Society

Subpages (1): Letters from the Past