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Charles Huckleberry is the answer for Week 390 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Came to Weippe in 1897
Tuesday: Owned a quarter section of land just out of town
Wednesday: Was on the cemetery board
Thursday: Grew up in Indiana
Friday: One of his decisions about the cemetery stands today
Saturday: Known to be a devout Methodist
Monday: Lived in Troy before coming to Weippe
Tuesday: Was a ranch hand in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois
Wednesday: Felt a fence wasn't needed
Thursday: Arrived in Troy in 1884
Friday: The name makes you think of other things.
Saturday: When putting a fence around the Weippe Cemetery was proposed, he reportedly said, "That's the craziest idea I ever heard of. The people who are in there can't get out and those who aren't there don't want in."
Monday: Weippe historian Everett Martin recounted some of this man's history.
Tuesday: Mentioned in John Bradbury's history of Clearwater County series.
Wednesday: Born in 1852
Charles Huckleberry was born in Indiaha in 1852, but later moved west and became a part of the fabric that made up the history of Clearwater County. On his way west, he was a ranch hand in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. He came to Weippe in 1897 after spending several years in Troy. He owned a quarter section of land just out of Weippe and was on the cemetery board. John Bradbury in his history series on Clearwater County says that historian Everett Martin quoted Huckleberry as saying, "'That's the craziest idea I ever heard of. The people who are in there can't get out and those who aren't there don't want in.'" when it was proposed that the cemetery have a fence around it. To this day it does not have a fence.
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