John Werner is the winner of our 28th Week of Orofino History Trivia.
He emailed the correct answer: Orofino ferry Wednesday morning.
C.C. Fuller built a ferry boat which began crossing the Clearwater River at Orofino in 1898, according to information from Orofino: Idaho: The Preservation of a cultural and Historical Past by Katie Eichert.
Fuller originally platted the beginnings of Orofino as president of the Clearwater Improvement Company. The first ferry crossed just above where the present day bridge stands and William Chandler was the first ferryman. Later the site of the ferry was moved upriver near the site of the White Pine Lumber Company. George Clock was the ferryman. Then a Mr. Lester took control of the ferry and a new pontoon boat constructed by William Shriver, according to the book.
The first bridge across the Clearwater River at Orofino was built in 1911.
Monday: It kept your feet dry.
Tuesday: It was moved upriver at one point in time.
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