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James 'Harp' Fackenthall is the answer for Week 414 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Applied his many talents to making a living for his family from the land they lived on

Tuesday: Early Freeman Creek area homesteader

Wednesday: His children attended the Freeman Creek School.

Thursday: Cut cord wood from his property and rafted it down the Clearwater River to sell to the steamboats

Friday: Produced hand-hewn railroad ties

Saturday: Helped build a road up the North Fork

Wendell Stark in his new book, North Fork of the Clearwater River: The Almost Forgotten History that was recently published, writes about James 'Harp' Fackenthall and his family. Harp left Sandpoint in 1902 and found his way to the North Fork. He married Icyminda Money Turnbull in Sand point in 1910 and filed on a homestead in the Freeman Creek area in 1917. The four Fackenthall children were born and raised at the homestead, Tom, Pheobe, Erle and Ira (Ike). They went to school at the Freeman Creek School that started as a one-room log cabin.

He applied his talents in making a living for his family using resources from the land they lived on including cutting cord wood and rafting it to the steamboats and hand hewing ties for the railroad. He also worked for others such as helping construct a road up the North Fork. Later, he worked at a cedar pole mill in the area where Jaype plywood mill later stood near Pierce. Unfortunately, while working to inspect the cedar poles, he slipped, fell between the poles that were on stands off the ground. He injured his spine and was never able to work again, according Stark.

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