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Kellys Thumb is the answer for Week 502 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: 5,377 feet above mean sea level
Tuesday: Wolf sightings
Wednesday: A pillar
Thursday: They watched over the green there.
Friday: A shaft of rock
Saturday: Other physical features named for same person
Monday: Named for an early day prospector
Tuesday: Near Toboggan Ridge
Wednesday: 15 miles east of a Ranger Station named for the same miner
Thursday: Lookout abandoned
Friday: Along a trail
Saturday: His first name was John.
Kellys Thumb is located about 15 miles east of Kelly Ranger Station. The early day miner, John Kelly, also left his name on other natural features of the area such as Kelly Creek, according to The Clearwater Story: A History of the Clearwater National Forest by Ralph Space.
The shaft of rock that forms Kellys Thumb is classified as a 'pillar'. It is along a trail in the Toboggan Ridge area. Wolves have been sighted there and it was once a fire lookout. Howeverk, that was abandoned.
Kellys Thumb is at 5,377 feet above mean sea level.
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