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Rosalie Oxford, IL and John Werner, Scarsdale, NY are the winners!

Glass slides used to project ads on the screen at the Rex Theater is the answer for Week 400 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Measured in inches

Tuesday: Glass

Wednesday: Their message became larger when used.

Thursday: They have a local flavor.

Friday: Seen by hundreds in their larger size, but few in their originals.

The Clearwater Historical Museum now houses the original glass slides that were used to project advertisements on the screen at the Rex Theater. They measure 3 1/4 inches by 4 inches and are positives, not negatives. Some have color and some are black and white. The promote local businesses and services.

Rosalie wrote that many people would still know those advertisements by heart and she wondered which were people's favorites.

The slides were donated to the museum by the Norton family.

John provided a link to more information about the history and production of what slides/plates:

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