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Smith Creek is the answer for Number 535 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Three with this name
Tuesday: Different locations
Wednesday: One named for a homesteader
Thursday: One named for a trapper
Friday: One named for a man who cut timber and rafted it
Saturday: One is on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River
Monday: One is a branch of Weitas Creek
Tuesday: One is a branch North Fork of the Clearwater
Thursday: A common name
Saturday: Eugene and Charley
There are three Smith Creeks in Clearwater Country, according to Ralph Space's book The Clearwater Story: History of the Clearwater National Forest. The one on the Middle Fork of the the Clearwater River is named for a man who cut cedar there and rafted it down the river. Another is a branch of Weitas Creek and was named for Eugene (Deadshot) Smith, a trapper. The third is on the North Fork of the Clearwater and was named for Charles Smith who had a homestead at the mouth of Milk Creek. He was also a trapper and had a cabin at the mouth of Isabelle Creek.
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