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Riverside Lanes is the answer for Number 527 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Community gathering place

Tuesday: Sometimes very busy

Wednesday: Distinct sounds

Thursday: Sometimes it is silent.

Friday: Good company

Saturday: Burgers

Monday: Action

Tuesday: Big building

Wednesday: Used year-round

Thursday: Teams

Friday: Competition

Saturday: Wood

Monday: Different sizes

Tuesday: Splits

Wednesday: Lots of pins

Riverside Lanes was built in 1956 by Tommy Robison from Nezperce. He sold it to Frenny Frensdorf, who sold it to Bert McGinnis and then Bob Happ bought it. In 1986, Robert and Gayle Lashly purchased the business. They ran it together until she passed away. Besides Robert, the business now involves their children, grandchildren great grandchildren.

The business has always been called Riverside Lanes, except a couple of years along the way it was called Clearwater Bowl, then back to the original name. It was one of the first bowling alleys in the area to have automatic pin setters.

There were two previous bowling alleys in Orofino. Those had pins set up manually by people. Robert said one was where the China Palace is on Johnson Ave. and one was where Valley Motor Parts is on A St. and College.

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