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Daniel Boone Tyra is the answer for Week 331 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Tuesday: Born in Kentucky
Wednesday: Concrete contractor
Thursday: Employed as a lumber worker earlier in his life
Friday: He and his wife celebrated their golden anniversary the year before his death.
Saturday: Worked to construct the Jones Building on Johnson Ave. in Orofino.
Daniel Boone Tyra was born in Powell County, KY on Jan. 19, 1876 and married Ollie Merffert on Nov. 30, 1902. They came to Orofino from Wisconsin in 1909. He was employed for a time as lumber worker before going into the construction and contracting business. He was particularly know for his concrete work and was involved in construction of the Jones Building in the 200 block of Johnson Ave. in Orofino.
Tyra lived in Orofino for 44 years before his death at the Orofino hospital in January 1954. He and his wife had celebrated their golden anniversary the year before he passed away.
Top photo--Boone Tyra from a pioneer photo of about 1940. Second--The photo was taken from across the street in front of the Burns Building, so Johnson Ave. is in the foreground and College Aven. is on the right. Boone Tyra is standing at or on the fence on the right supervising the preparation for the building of the Jones Building in 1915.
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