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A dozer is the answer for Week 463 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.
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Monday: First invented in about 1929
Tuesday: Lacked power at first
Wednesday: Steadily improved
Friday: Became an integral piece
Saturday: Used on area fires as soon as 1934
Monday: Different companies manufacture them.
Wednesday: Revolutionized road building
Thursday: It was 1944 when they had enough power for effective firefighting.
Friday: Heavy equipment
Saturday: A blade and tracks
Dozers were invented in about 1929, but lacked power to perform well. They steadily improved and became an integral part of wildland fire fighting and road building for logging. This piece of heavy equipment is specialized with a blade on the front and tracks instead of wheels. Dozers are produced by several manufacturers including 'CAT'. Those who have watched wildland fire fighter efforts are familiar with the way dozer operaters use the blade to cut a fire break ahead of the flames.
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