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Adams Creek is the answer for Number 512 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Flows into Fourth of July Creek

Tuesday: Named for an engineer

Wednesday: He wrote a letter after a life changing event.

Thursday: There was an accident.

Friday: The letter was to his mother.

According to Idaho Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary, Adams Creek was named for Walter Adams, chief engineer for a road. He accidentaly killed himself in 1919 while getting a drink from this creek. His gun fell from its holster and discharged shooting him in the stomach. He lived long enough to write a letter to him mother explaining what happened.

The creek rises on Junction Mountain and flows three miles before running into Fourth of July Creek, a part of the Clearwater drainage.

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