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James Arness of Gunsmoke is the answer for Week 321 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: He wasn't widely known then.
Tuesday: It was a temporary job.
Wednesday: Camp J
James Arness of Gunsmoke fame worked one summer for the Clearwater Timber Protective Association when he was 18 or 19 years old.
According to a letter he sent Adrian Nelson March 30, 1965, Arness worked at Camp J north of Headquarters during the summer of 1942. He particularly remembered Saturday nights in Orofino.
"I particularly remember the Saturday nights we spent in Orofino. I think the memory of those Saturday nights is about as close to Dodge City as you could get in modern times," a portion of the letter says.
See a copy of the letter from the files of Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association below:
|Window on the Clearwater|
P.O. Box 2444
Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: (208) 476-0733
Fax: (208) 476-4140