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A miniature bowling alley is the answer for Week 380 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 was outdoors.

Tuesday: Provided recreation

Wednesday: Was built on the cement foundation from a former building

Thursday: In the middle of downtown

Friday: Opened in 1940

Saturday: Pins had to be reset with every frame.

Tuesday: The building that was there before burned.

Wednesday: The owners operated a similar one in Weippe.

A miniature bowling alley was opened at the corner of A St. and College Ave. in Orofino in June of 1940 by Plyler and Donner, both from Weippe. The lot was owned by C. D. McEachorn and was the site of the Masonic hall that had recently burned. The men had operated similar alleys In Weippe, Cascade, Council and Cambridge. (Clearwater Tribune 1940)

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