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Bob Allen is the answer for Trivia 558 a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Loved his horses and mules

Tuesday: US Forest Service

Wednesday: Dozer operator

Thursday: Served in the Korean War

Friday: Lost his father when young

Saturday: Pierce-Weippe Divide

Monday: Worked out of Headquarters

Tuesday: Brookside Landing

Wednesday: Grand Marshal, with his wife, of the Weippe Rodeo

Thursday: Avid basketball supporter

Friday: Bald Mountain Ski Area

Saturday: He and his wife were grand marshals of Pierce 1860 Days.

Tuesday: Founded a museum

Wednesday: Worked for Potlatch Forests, Inc. for nearly 40 years

Bob Allen was born April 19, 1928 and spent his younger years in Stites and Harpster. After losing his father at age 12, he soon quit school and went to work at various ranches in the area. In the late 1940s, he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service as a packer in the Buffalo Hump area. His obituary says he loved his mules, horses and being outdoors.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and after being discharged, came home to Stites where he married Lois Schneider. He learned to operate dozers in the woods and started his career working for Potlatch Forests, Inc. He worked out of Headquarters for nearly 40 years. He and Lois moved to Headquarters, then Pierce. They had two children and later divorced.

Jan. 24, 1969, he married Jeanette Dennison Schrempp. They built a home on the Pierce-Weippe Divide and later moved to Lewiston where she passed away in August of 2012. Bob then moved to Brookside Landing Assisted Living facility in Orofino.

Bob and Jeanette were avid basketball supporters and served as grand marshals of both the Weippe Rodeo and Pierce 1860 Days. He founded the J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum and the couple spent many hours getting the museum up and running. He also served as president of Bald Mountain Ski Area for many years.

Bob passed away Jan. 17, 2018 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

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