Glenna Johnston is the winner!
Mayla's Specialty Shop is the answer for Week 228 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch for more of the background on this store which burned in the mid-1960s leaving an empty space in the 200 block of Johnson Ave. where trees grow.
Join in the discovery!
Monday: Trees now grow
Wednesday: Something else before
Thursday: A fire
Friday: Johnson Ave. in Orofino
Mayla's Specialty Shop was located in the space between what is now Clearwater Realty and Sudden Link in the 200 block of Johnson Ave. It burned in the mid 1960s leaving a space where there is now a sidewalk and some small trees.
According to Mayla's sister, Carol Bashaw, the fire was electrical in origin and started in a plug that was not disconnected in the process of earlier remodeling. At one time the building had housed a cafe with 220 wiring.
Mayla Gleason's (later Curtis) business featured women's, children's and infant's clothing. Ruby Bessent had a specialty shop in the building prior to that and earlier it was L.V. O'Hara's Specialty Shop.