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Quartz Creek is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #587, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Headquarters

Tuesday: Named in 1861 when a claim was filed

Wednesday: Flows into Orofino Creek

Thursday: William Moore and Company

Friday: Name reflects the geology of the area

Saturday: Jaype

Monday: A claim for a sawmill

According to Idaho Place Names Quartz Creek is in the southwest quadrant of Clearwater County at Headquarters. It flows six miles southeast into Orofino Creek just south of Jaype. It was named in the early days of Pierce, 26 April 1861 by William Moore and Company as part of a claim for a sawmill on the creek. It was named for the quartz in the area.

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