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Harriet Reece, Cavendish and Lewiston, is the winner!

Coming of the railroad is the answer for Week 451 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Replaced another enterprise

Tuesday: Brought new challenges

Wednesday: Parts were hauled in on the river.

Thursday: It made long lasting changes.

Friday: It still exists, but isn't the same.

Saturday: It moved people and goods.

Monday: Sold land to Frederick J. Weyerhaeuser

Tuesday: Was a sign of progress and development

Wednesday: Brought in the outside world

Thursday: Could be noisy

When the railroad came to the Clearwater Canyon in 1900, it brought about a lot of changes. Though it may not have changed individual's live appreciably, it did bring in outside influences. With its advent, the stern wheelers of the Clearwater moved into the past, though had helpe haul in materials for the new enterprise.

While the railroad today does not play as big a part in transportation, it is starting to make a resurgence in moving freight for the timber and mining industries. It will be interesting to see what develops.

Harriet wrote--"Your clue of noisy reminded me of the steam engines trying to climb the grade up Orofino creek when I was a child. Their wheels would spin on the icy rails and cause a big chu-chu-chu noise. It was especially noticeable at the home of my Walrath grandparents on Kalaspo Ave. I may be wrong, but thanks for the memories."

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