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Eldorado Creek is the answer for Number 536 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Lewis and Clark were here.

Tuesday: Name changed since Lewis and Clark

Wednesday: Named by miners

Thursday: They named it Fish Creek, but it was changed.

Friday: Lewis and Clark tried to catch the fish, but with little success.

Saturday: There was not much gold found.

Monday: A place of great riches in mining lore

Tuesday: Cedar groves

Wedmesday: Hiking trails

Thursday: A Roadless Area has the same name.

Friday: Lochsa/Powell Ranger District

Saturday: About 50 miles slightly southeast of Orofino

Eldorado Creek was called Fish Creek by Lewis and Clark who saw large fish in it, but had little success catching them. Miners named it, but it produced little gold compared to the great riches the name usually describes, according Ralph Space's book, The Clearwater Story: History of the Clearwater National Forest.

The creek, trail and roadless area with the same name are on the Lochsa/Powell Ranger District. about 50 miles slightly southeast of Orofino.

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