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We had readers really thinking and submitting answers all around it, but no winner.

Orofino Trading Company is the answer for Week 185 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

Join in the discovery!

Monday: Built in 1907

Tuesday: Shoes and clothes

Wednesday: Near Orofino Creek

Thursday: Farm implements

Friday: "A Good Place to Trade"

Saturday: Shoes, clothing, food, furniture

Monday: By 1928, the building had become the Lamont Hotel

Tuesday: The building on Johnson Ave. was torn down to build the Idaho Department of Labor offices.

Wednesday: See the photo below. The name on the front has been concealed

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Orofino Trading Company was built in 1907 near the bank of Orofino Creek where Idaho Department of Labor, 410 Johnson Ave., now sits. A devastating fire had burned that part of town in 1906 and this building was constructed of brick. The business sold general merchandise including shoes, clothing, groceries, furniture, farm implements, hardware and books.

The motto in newspaper ads was "A Good Place to Trade".

It closed some time in the early to mid 1920s. By 1928, the building had become the Lamont Hotel. Other businesses and uses followed until it was taken down to build the offices for Idaho Department of Labor in the 1990s.

Below is a photo with the name visible. (Photos courtesy of Clearwater Historical Museum)

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At Glenwood Pharmacy
we care about you and the environment.

We are concerned about the issues that arise from flushing old and outdated medications down the toilet and polluting water systems.

We will be accepting expired medications at the pharmacy and see that they are disposed of in a more environmentally appropriate way from now on. We will also be accepting old prescription bottles for recycling.

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