Rachael Martin spoke briefly about the Carlton County Historical Society and the building it is in. She asked how many people were in this building for the first time. Four raised their hands. 

 

She pointed out the portrait of George S. Shaw, who the building is named for. She asked how many people visited this building when it was the Shaw Memorial Library. It seemed as if all but 4 people raised their hands. She also pointed out the picture of Henry Walter, our fellow Cloquet Rotarian who headed up the committee to start the historical society. Next came an introduction to the exhibits on view, including the current changing exhibit "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County".  We learned about the Ojibwe woman who created the hooked rug with rabbits and a fox in the design, and that Fred Little's wife, Barbara, a quilter herself, helped us sew sleeves on the quilts hanging in the exhibit. Dorine Houck was impressed with the placemats, book covers from a Cromwell history book which included information about her family. Everyone was encouraged to take their placemat home and a souvenir postcard of the 1918 fire quilt on exhibit.

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Photo: Sadie Petite's rug at CCHS

 
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