Harriet Reece got the right family!
The Dunlap family, particularly Suther A. Dunlap is the answer for Week 305 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
Join in the discovery!
Monday: He had the first greenhouse in Orofino.
Tuesday: He won prizes for his produce.
Wednesday: You can see his name around Orofino.
Thursday: Family still lives in town.
Friday: Participated in early fair type competitions
Saturday: Sold produce to the railroad
Suther A. Dunlap was born in July 1857 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He and his wife Jeanette were married in 1879 and immigrated to the United States in 1891. In the 1900 Census, they were listed as living in Weippe, Oro Precinct, Shoshone County. They had five children living at home. By the 1910 Census, they were living in Orofino, Nez Perce County and only their 19 year-old son, Isaac, was still living at home.
Suther had the first greenhouse in Orofino. It was located near where Orofino High School is now. Dunlap Rd. is named for him. He won prizes for his produce at the informal fair competitions held before the Clearwater County Fair was started. He was instrumental in starting the fair, according to Harriet.
His daughter, Edith, told Harriet about the gardens and walking from there into town which at the time seemed quite a distance. They sold produce from the gardens to the railroad.
At some point, according to past Orofino phone books, the family moved to Eureka Ridge.
Suther and Jeanette's descendants include the Shriver family that still lives in Orofino.
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