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Winners are Glenna Johnston, Orofino, and John Werner, Scarsdale, NY.

The longest pole ever taken to the Carney Pole Yard is the answer for Week 138 of Orofino History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Stuck on the bridge

Tuesday: Produced by hand

Wednesday: 1951

Thursday: Set a record

Friday: From Camp Y

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Ellis and Ruth Nelson cut the 125 foot pole pictured above in 1951. It came from near Camp Y on the North Fork of the Clearwater River and was the longest pole ever taken to the Carney Pole Yard at Ahsahka. It was taken out on a truck driven by Dale McDougal. He drove down the North Fork Road, but when entering Ahsahka, the turn onto the Ahsahka Bridge could not be made because of the length of the pole. The truck was driven up the Cavendish Road, then backed acros the bridge at Ahsahka and all the way to the pole yard.

(Photos courtesy of Myrna Grasser)

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