WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to Clawson,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week from January 8th to January 14th!

Below are some important facts about Clawson that you can use to pass our Clawson City of the Week Quiz!

Clawson Factoids:

  • Pumachuga

    Clawson was once known as Pumachuga or “The Corners”.

  • Clawson Mail Time

    In 1880, the area had grown large enough to have a post office but needed an official name to get one.
  • Origin of the Name Part 1

    One version of the origin of the Clawson name was adopted as a not cool joke about the way an older woman who lived there named Lawson that stuttered.
  • Origin of the Name Part 2

    The other is that a state clerk misread the name of the postmaster who was named C. Lawson as CLAWSON.
  • Hey Calvin!

    Clawson was first settled in the 1820s by a farmer from Ohio named Calvin Marvin. His farm was on the North side of Clawson.
  • Clawson Industry

    The first major industry in Clawson was a sawmill developed by James B Johnson was situated on the south side.
  • Clawson City Of The Week QUIZ!

    Now it’s time to test your knowledge… take the Clawson City of the Week quiz HERE!