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The Daily Orofinian is the answer for Week 302 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.
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Monday: Happened daily
Tuesday: Required a lot of extra, hard work
Wednesday: Only done for a short time
Thursday: P.L. Orcutt
Friday: Was not Republican or Democrat
Saturday: A self-proclaimed Suffragette publication
Tuesday: Featured fair results
Wednesday: Named for a town's citizens
The Daily Orofinian was published at least briefly about 1915 and a few copies are housed at the Clearwater Historical Museum. In the Oct. 2, 1915 issue it billed itself as not being Republican, Democrat or Socialist. It was self-proclaimed Suffragette and supported the vote for women. It felt that stand would make it the greatest newspaper on earth. "Wait till the European war is over and watch our smoke," it says.
P.L. Orcutt was the editor/publisher and as its name indicates, it was a daily publication that took a lot of work to put out. At least some issues were printed in the interest of the Clearwater County Fair as indicated in its masthead.
As a child, Harriet Reece knew some members of the Orcutt family. She said the publixher's first name was Paul and some of his children attended the Christian Church which she attended with her grandparents when she was a child.
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