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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) fire engine for Clearwater History Trivia #595, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Parades

Tuesday: Wheels

Wednesday: Tradition

Thursday: Two made one

Friday: Leased in 1914

Saturday: White

Monday: Red

Tuesday: One in Headquarters

Wednesday: One in Elk River

Many people have seen the White fire engine in regional parades with other entries of Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA). Originally, two trucks were leased from the State of Idaho in 1914. They purchased the trucks in the 1920s and one was stationed in Elk River and one in Headquarters. In the 1960s, the two were used to make one truck and Rusty Eck started driving it in parades. In 1984, he brought it to Orofino. Rusty drove it in parades until his passing. It is now driven in parades by his son, Cameron.

(Photo courtesy of Cameron Eck)

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