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The town of Blake is the answer for Week 416 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: Named for a family
Tuesday: Had a school
Wednesday: Had a post office
Thursday: Harmony Heights
Friday: The founder came from Canada.
Saturday: It is no longer a town.
Monday: Several generations lived on the land over time
Tuesday: The property had a fine supply of spring water.
Wednesday: The founder had 12 children.
Thursday: He reportedly grew wonderful tomatoes and 'kindred' vegetables.
Friday: He was a member of the Baptist Church.
E.W. Blake was the founder and first postmaster of the small town of 'Blake' up what is now Harmony Heights Loop. It had a school for his children, as well as others that lived close by. He came to the U.S. from Canada and homesteaded the land. He had 12 children in all by 1903 when his profile was included in the History of North Idaho. Several of his children attended the school in Blake. In addition to being the town's postmaster, he also farmed. His property reportedly had a fine supply of spring water and he grew wonderful tomatoes and 'kindred vegetables'. He was a longtime member of the Baptist Church.
Above is a photo of the Blake School in 1903 and below is a photo of the Blake Post Office. (Photos courtesy of Clearwater Historical Museum)
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