Winners are Glenna Johnston; John Werner, Scarsdale, NY; and Ray Norton!
Potlatch Jaype Mill is the answer for Week 233 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: A railroad line
Wednesday: Important to the economy
Thursday: A product used in building
Friday: Many workers
Saturday: Closure sent many looking for new jobs
Potlatch's Jaype Mill was built in 1964 along State Highway 11 out of Pierce. For a short time it was a stud mill. Then for several years, 1972-1988, they manufactured cedar products. It became a plywood mill in the late 1980s and produced about 8 million board feet per year. At its closure in 2000, about 325 people were employed at the mill. The log yard stayed open for a time after the mill closure.
Watch for more from those who worked at the mill.
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