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Leonard Foster is the answer for Week 364 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: Would go out in snowshoes to fix the lighting system if needed
Tuesday: Had an old Studebaker truck
Wednesday: Gave kids airplane rides
Thursday: Did a lot for Elk River
Friday: Born in 1900
Saturday: Did a lot for children in Elk River
Monday: Took kids to the falls swimming
Tuesday: Kids helped with his lawn.
Wednesday: Hauled all the sand up to Elk Butte
Thursday: Went swimming in Elk Creek Falls the first of every month, no matter what the weather was like
Friday: Manned Elk Butte Lookout
Saturday: Helped maintain the cabin at Elk Butte Lookout
Monday: An air strip was named after him.
Tuesday: Was well known in Elk River
Wednesday: Final resting place is in Three Pine Cemetery, Elk River
Thursday: Wore a loin cloth while working at Elk Butte Lookout
Friday: Died in 1965
Saturday: Maintained the airfield at Elk River
Monday: Passed away in 1965
Tuesday: One of the patriarchs of Elk River
Leonard Foster is described as one of the patriarchs of Elk River. He particularly focused on the children of the town giving them airplane rides, taking them to Elk Creek Falls to swim and treating them at Christmas time. In his early years he worked at Elk Butte Lookout and often wore just a loin cloth. He helped to maintain the cabin and hauled sand up there. He also maintained the Elk River airfield that now bears his name. The first of every month, no matter what the weather, he went swimming at Elk Creek Falls. He was born in 1900 and passed away in 1965. Foster is buried in Three Pines Cemetery at Elk River.
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