John Werner, Scarsdale, NY, is the winner!
Henry Lowell is answer for Number 511 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: The story goes that he was found half starved.
Tuesday: Was a postmaster
Wednesday: Had a homestead
Friday: A town named after him
Saturday: William Perry
Thursday: The town lies within the Clearwater National Forest.
Friday: A major highway runs by it.
Saturday: He came to the area in 1902 at age 69.
Lowell, ID was named for Henry Lowell, its first postmaster. He came to the area in 1902 at 69 years old. According to Major Fenn's Country, his wife had died and his married daughters lived back east. As the story goes, he was found by William Perry half starved. Perry nursed him back to health and Lowell took up residence at a cabin at the confluence of the Lochsa and Selway rivers where they form the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. He later became the town's first postmaster. He also had a homestead. At one point in 1913 Lowell became ill and Perry accompanied him to Boise to the soldiers' home. In 1918, he recovered and returned to the area. He died in 1920 at the age of 87.
Lowell lies within the Clearwater National Forest along U.S. Highway 12.
For a photo and further background on Lowell see this web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3849299.pdf.
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