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Hidden Village is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #599, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: A group

Tuesday: Kokanee

Wednesday: Ponozzo

Thursday: An island

Friday: A partnership

Saturday: Ehlinger

Tuesday: Filled in

Wednesday: Williams

Thursday: Homes

Friday: Stoddard

Saturday: Kamloop

Monday: Ponds

Tuesday: Steelhead

Wednesday: Bass

Thursday: Clearwater River

Hidden Village Mobile Home Park lies about 4 1/2 miles west of the Orofino Bridge. It is between U.S. Highway 12 and the Clearwater River. The road into the group of homes is between two ponds and was built for year-round access.

The area where Hidden Village now sits was originally called Williams Island. In spring high water, before Dworshak Dam was built, it was cut off from the rest of the area. When the water went down people could drive to the homes that were there.

In the 1970s the land was purchased by a partnership that included, Harold Stoddard, Vern Ehlinger, Bill Shields and Don and Lester Ponozzo. Eventually, as partners pulled out for various reasons, Harold Stoddard and his son, Bill became the owners.

It was also in the 1970s that Riverside Water and Sewer District purchased part of the property to put in their sewer lagoons. When U.S. Highway 12 was being constructed, the road into Hidden Village was built with the fill material.

As you saw the clues, you may have wondered about all the 'fish' names. Those are among the names of the roads and lanes that were designated when Clearwater County was preparing for E-911.

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