Chuck Johnson, Fairbanks, AK, is the winner!
The stop light that used to be at the corner of Michigan and Johnson avenues is the answer for Week 310 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: It used to hang over people's heads.
Tuesday: It needed power.
Wednesday: Some people have never seen it.
Thursday: It kept changing colors as part of its function.
While there are many who never saw it, Orofino used to have a stop light at the corner of Michigan and Johnson avenues. According to Roy Clay the light was taken down many years ago because the city could no longer finds parts for it. Their intention was to purchase a used one from the Idaho Transporation Department. Unfortunately, they found that with new regulations and technology, they would need to purchase a new one. That was not financially possible. A four-way stop was installed and remains to this day.
Photo: The old stop light is in one of the city's storage areas.
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