Nashwauk was the first mining town in Itasca County. On May 26, 1902 the Mississippi Land Company deeded forty acres, the present site of the original plat as Nashwauk. On January 12, 1903, the existence of Nashwauk became legal.
Until 1963 Nashwauk and Keewatin where 2 separate school districts. They consisted of the Keewatin Tigers who donned school colors of black and orange and the Nashwauk Colts who wore blue and white. The schools merged in 1962/1963 becoming the Nashwauk-Keewatin Spartans and chose the Orange from Keewatin and the Blue from Nashwauk to become ONE in Orange and Blue.
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