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Lolo Motorway is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #623, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Tuesday: Breathtaking views

Wednesday: Mountain bird songs

Thursday: CCC

Friday: Several ways to get there

Saturday: Escape the rush of daily life

Monday: 1930s

Tuesday: Primitive

Wednesday: Traces

Thursday: Winding

The Lolo Motorway, Forest Road 500, was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It provides breathtaking views and allows today's explorers to escape the rush of daily life. The quiet trail leads through thick, lodgepole pine forests, open Ponderosa pine stands and lush green meadows. Along the motorway visitors can hear the trickle of mountain streams and mountain bird songs.

The winding road is somewhat primitive and traces can still be seen of those who used the trail as a connection across the mountains between what is now Idaho and Montana, from the buffalo of the eastern plains to the salmon-rich waters on the west or vice versa. It was also part of the route followed by the Corps of Discovery in their exploration of the western US and the path of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce as they fled General Howard's army in 1877.

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