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Reflectors is the answer for Week 141 of Orofino History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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According to A.B. Curtis in White Pines and Fires, reflectors were used years ago to cook over campfires. They had a highly polished surfacewhich would relfect the heat from a coampfire on both the top and bottom. They were set as close the the fire as possible and at about a 90 degree angle between the two polished surfaces. That made a good job of cooking easy to do, he says. They were usually used to make pancakes, bannocks and some of the fry articles such as fish. When the reflectors went out of style, the Kimbel Stove was used beginning in about the 1930s.
Monday: A highly polished surface
Wednesday: 90 degree angle
Saturday: Bannocks and fried foods
Monday: Logging camp
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