Books, etc.

We offer regional history books, publications and other items that tell the story of Carlton County's history.

Items are available at the Museum Store or may be ordered by mail, phone, or e-mail. A 7.375% sales tax will be charged on all merchandise and shipping and handling will be 

added to mailed items.  Please contact us via email or phone to place your order. Since we do not have a credit card machine, we will calculate the total amount of your order 

and ask you to send a check in that amount in the mail.

Carlton County Historical Society
406 Cloquet Avenue
Cloquet, MN 55720

director@carltoncountyhistory.org

Members receive a 10% discount (walk in purchases only) 

 A good reason to join CCHS

Phone/fax ~ 218-879-1938


 

Carlton Chronicles


The crossroads of great railroads, a mighty river, and a growing highway system shaped the settlement of Carlton, Minnesota. Carlton Chronicles traces the story of the county seat of Carlton County and its people through over 125 years of colorful history with pictures and narrative.

160 pages, 8 1/2” x 11” soft cover (SC)
almost 300 black & white photograhs and graphics

Text by Francis M. Carroll
Photo selection and editing by Marlene Wisuri
& the Carlton History Committee

SALE! $10.00  + tax

Regularly $20.00 + tax

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1st book and $2.00 for each additional book 

Crossroads in Time: A History of Carlton County, Minnesota

A comprehensive history of the county up to the 1980s which outlines the early history, settlement, industrial and agricultural growth, communities, and settlers of the county, illustrated and indexed, 1987
 
 
by Francis M. Carroll
SC $12.50 + tax
 
SALE! $10.00  + tax


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Reflections of Our Past: A Pictorial History 

of Carlton County, Minnesota

The county history in graphic

photographs from 1870-1940, 

indexed, 1997.

Text by Francis M. Carroll, 
Photo Selection & Editing by
Marlene Wisuri - HC
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Regularly $24.95 + tax

Leather slip cased Limited Edition - 1/2 off @ 

$50.00


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Fire Storm: The Great Fires of 1918

A history of the fires of 1918 suitable for readers upper elementary ages and up. Illustrated with many photographs and maps, a glossary, and fire stories, 2003.

by Christine Skalko and Marlene Wisuri - SC

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Regularly $18.00 + tax


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 A Hometown Album: Cloquet's Centennial Story

A Hometown Album - A pictorial history which traces the history of Cloquet with stories and over 300 pictures of its early inhabitants and the people who settled there, the growth of industry, the social and civic life of the city, its destruction by fire in 1918 and the courageous rebuilding of a vibrant, modern community. 16 page color section, indexed, 2004.
by Larry Luukkonen and Marlene Wisuri - SC
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Regularly $20.00 + tax


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Stories of a Century: Cloquet Centennial 

Book of Reflections 1904 - 2004

Over sixty-five writers 

contributed articles to this 

fascinating look at the history 

of Cloquet during the past 

100 years. Historical 

sketches, personal remembrances, poems, and

photographs covering a wide variety of topics

make up this collection, 2004.

Edited by Kurt Petersen and Cloquet Centennial

Committee - SC

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A History of Mahtowa with Additional Material

 

This book, first printed in the late 1960s, offers a look at the early settlement of Mahtowa with descriptions of businesses, schools, churches, and early settlers written by S. Hjalmer Swanson. The book also contains writings and drawings by Willie Newman who owned a printing press and mail order business in Mahtowa for many years, indexed, 2005.

by S. Hjalmar Swanson and Willie Newman - SC

Regularly $9.95 + tax


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 History of the Thomson Farming Area

History of the Thomson Township (Esko) area first printed in the 1930s in Finnish, now translated into English, photographs, indexed, 2000.

by John A. Mattinen, translation by Richard Impola - SC

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Brief History of the Pioneers of the Cromwell, 

Minnesota Area

A reprint of the 1962 history 
of the Cromwell area 
collected from personal 
interviews and research by
the author. It tells stories of 
rural life based first on native 
culture and then on the 
logging industry and 
agriculture. 288 pages-edited 
and updated with photographs nd an index. 2001.

by Bennett A. Beck - SC

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Old Cloquet, Minnesota: White Pine Capital of the World

A colorful history of old Cloquet up to the time of the 1918 Fire, indexed, photos, includes 1885 Knife Falls census and a list of 1880 residents, 1997.

by Paul Fahlstrom - SC

$15.00  + tax


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Burnished By Fire: The Rebuilding of Cloquet, Minnesota

After the 1918 Fire, Cloquet rebuilt its wood products industry, built new homes and schools. Next came the 1936 strike, strides in aviation, Karelia fever and the 1940s culture.

 

 

By Paul Fahlstrom - 2012

$19.95 + tax


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 The Tales of Ensign Stal

A poetic series of tales about the mythical Ensign Stal written by Finnish poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, after the Finnish War of 1808. This is a tribute to the Finnish soldier of that war in English translation. 

 

by Johan Ludvig Runeberg

With introduction by Paul Gerin Fahlstrom - 2013

$15 + tax


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The Music of Louis Gerin, Director, Cloquet City Band 1916 - 1943

This booklet with two CDs tells the story of Cloquet's band director and includes music that he composed on CDs.

 

 

by Paul Fahlstrom and Lisa Fahlstrom - 2008

 

$15 + tax


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Cloquet ~ The Story Behind the Name

A booklet that documents research into the complex story behind the naming of Cloquet, 2000.

by Larry Luukkonen

SC booklet $2.00 + tax


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Reuben B. Carlton: Frontier Blacksmith and Visionary

This booklet that tells the story of early Minnesota pioneers, Reuben B. Carlton and his wife Susan. Carlton County was named for Reuben Carlton who played an important role in the growth and development of northern Minnesota.

by Larry Luukkonen
SC booklet $2.00 + tax 


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Cloquet: Changes in Time - Photo CD

This CD to play on your computer shows hundreds of historic photos of Cloquet before and after the 1918 fire.

by Timothy J. Krohn

$8.55 + tax

 

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"GAB: A Lexicon of Lumberjack lingo of long ago"

CHS Centennial 1897 - 1997, Cloquet, Minnesota - SC

By Clinton N. Textor, '35

$3.00 + tax


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 Hard Work and a Good Deal

The Civilian Conser-
vation Corps--born out 
of Franklin D. Roose-
velt's New Deal at the
height of the Great 
Depression--supplied 
jobs to more than 
77,000 Minnesotans 
in need. Their work left
a lasting legacy, 
visible today in Minne-
sota's thriving forests, 
state park amenities,
and soil conservation practices.

Hundreds of interviews complement oral historian Barbara Sommer's lively text with personal accounts that animate the history of the CCC in Minnesota as camps were created and projects tackled throughout the state. The "boys" look back--often fondly--at this program, which, for many, was their introduction to the workforce and to life away from home. One man recalls that the "twenty-five dollars...every month just made the difference to my mother and the five kids still at home." Another learned a trade from the local men who lent their expertise in masonry to projects at Gooseberry Falls. An African American enrollee tells of the segregated policies enforced in the army-run camps. Workers from the CCC-Indian Division describe reservation projects that included rebuilding a fur trade-era stockade at Grand Portage. Together, these men give voice to early efforts that advanced the conservation of Minnesota's natural resources by decades in a few short years. The CCC was indeed a good deal--for the men and for the state.

by Barbara W. Sommer - Minnesota Historical Society Press - $27.95 + tax


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 Cloquet High School Centennial Memory Book

CHS Centennial 1897 - 1997, Cloquet, Minnesota - SC

$5.00 + tax


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Scott House Souvenirs

By James Sheetz with photos by Marlene Wisuri

The Scott House was the site of a stage coach inn on the first road , the  Military Road, connecting St. Paul with northern Minnesota & Wisconsin in 1858. 

SC, 80 pages

$12.95 + tax

On sale for $10.00 plus tax


Barns of Carlton County - 2017 Calendar

Photos of 13 barns from Carlton County taken 

by the CCHS Barn Photo Committee. $5.00