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Elmer Laudenbach is the answer for Week 274 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Had three daughters

Tuesday: Operated a straddle buggy at a local mill

Wednesday: Has a road named after him

Thursday: Raised an elk calf for a Fish and Game officer

Friday: White Pine Lumber

Saturday: Born in Anatone, WA

Monday: Also Riverside Lumber

Tuesday: Loved the outdoors & his hill

Wednesday: Was an amazing marksman

Thursday: Graduated from Clarkston High School

Friday: Worked with the CCC's

Saturday: Graduated in 1929 in Clarkston.

Monday: Lived to the age of 97

Just east of Riverside Cemetery are the road and hill that bear Elmer Laudenbach's name. He and his family lived there for years.

He was born in Anatone, WA in 1911 and graduated from Clarkston, WA in 1929.

He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC's in the Grangemont area and that is where he met his future wife, Minnie Margaret Cyr. They were married in 1934 and three daughters, Janet Robin Steiner, Sheryl Maureen Lind and Frances Lorelle Lambert.

His first job in Orofino was with the White Pine Lumber Co. Morrie Snyder remembers him driving the straddle buggy and some of the pranks he played. He also worked for Orofino Builders Supply, but the majority of his career was with Riverside Lumber Co. as a shipping dock working manager/bookkeeper.

His passions were hiking, hunting, fishing and shooting. He was an amazing marksman. He loved the land and his "hill".

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