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Cannon Falls is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States. The population was about 4,100 at the 2010 census. Cannon Falls is the home of Pachyderm Studio, where many famous musicians have recorded, including Nirvana, which recorded its 1993 album In Utero there.
Cannon Falls is named for the falls along the Cannon River and serves as the western trailhead for the Cannon Valley Trail. Colonel William J. Colvill, a hero of the Battle of Gettysburg, is buried in the Cannon Falls Cemetery.
The first settler was Edway Stoughton. Charles Parks settled the land that is now Cannon Falls in July 1854. Cannon Falls village proper was laid out and platted in 1855. A post office was established as Cannon River Falls in 1855, and the name shortened to Cannon Falls in 1889. Cannon Falls was reincorporated as a city in 1905.
An abundance of water power from both the big Cannon River and the Little Cannon River attracted manufacturers and capital investment. The first flouring mill was built in 1857. Other manufacturers, such as a wool mill, a grist mill, and a mill producing syrup from amber cane, used power generated from the Little Cannon River starting in 1861.