February 19, 2021
This is a History Mystery that will likely never be solved, so we plan to have many installments regarding the topic: How did the name Cloquet come about?
Some spotty history tells us that the town once known as Knife Falls, named for the jagged-rock rapids on the St. Louis River, became Cloquet upon incorporation. Most assume the city name came from the Cloquet River, a tributary to the St. Louis and major log-delivery artery that boosted Cloquet into prominence as a wood processing center. But we don't exactly know the precise machinations that occurred that officially changed the name o...