We have a winner! Congratulations to Traci Telecky.
The answer this week was the log drives down the North Fork of the Clearwater River.
Each spring hardy men drove logs down the North Fork into the main stem of the Clearwater River. The logs had been cut along the North Fork during the winter and decked until spring when water was used to move them downstream to the Potlatch mill in Lewiston.
The wannigan pictured here was one of those that served as a cookhouse and bunkhouse for the men as they traveled. The last log drive was in 1971 when the tradition came to an end with the construction of Dworshak Dam.
If you would like to learn more about the log drives, drop in during visitor hours at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center and see the movie.
Traci Telecky is this week's winner of the Orofino History Trivia Contest. She is shown with part of the staff from the sponsoring business, China Palace. Shown from left are: front, Telecky, Sam Jia He Chen, owner; back Kateisha Roby, Diana Wart and Nancy Norman.
Monday: Water made it work.
Tuesday: People prepared for it in the winter.
Wednesday: Everything they needed floated down the river with them.
This week's contest is sponsored by:
|Window on the Clearwater
P.O. Box 2444
Orofino, ID 83544