Chuck Johnson, Fairbanks, Alaska, is the winner!
The stop light that used to be at the corner of Michigan and Johnson is the answer for Week 153 of Orofino History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Check each day for a new clue on the way to the answer.
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Monday: They often wish it were back.
Tuesday: It was multi colored.
Wednesday: Now four do its job.
Thursday: A new one costs thousands.
Friday: It kept the passing of things regulated.
For several decades, there was a stop light at the corner of Michigan and Johnson avenues where there is now a four-way stop. Due to its age, the city was unable to find parts and for a time it just flashed red. Eventually, the city council decided to take it out in hopes that they could purchase a used one from another city or elsewhere.
According to Roy Clay, they found that would not work because a new one would have to be up to current code. Periodically, the desire for a stop light to ease traffic flow at that location and others along the street is discussed at council meeting, but the cost remains a barrier.
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