Harriet Reece and Traci Telecky are our winners.
The Orofino Rodeo in conjunction with the Clearwater County Fair is the answer for Week 104 of Orofino History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
Join in the discovery!
Monday: Fred Pomeroy, Jack Robinson, Paul Luffman
Monday: Wild cow milking
According to Cliff Anderson, the Orofino Rodeo was held in the 1920s and 1930s in conjunction with the Clearwater County Fair. The rodeo grounds was where the baseball diamond is now and the bucking chutes were near where the stone monument is today. In addition to the rodeo and usual fair activities, there was an Indian encampment and farms and ranchers brought the stock in for a large show.
According to contestant listings of the time, Fred Pomeroy, Jack Robinson and Paul Luffman were among the contestants in the rodeo events which included: bucking contests, horse races, relays and wild cow milking.
Harriet said she remembered going to the rodeo as a small child. Her most vivid recollection was of the man selling beer in the stands.
Cliff said there were several years between when the rodeo ended and when Orofino Celebrations Inc. (OCI) started Lumberjack Days in 1947. During those years, there was still a county fair.
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