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Smith Creeks is the answer for Week 428 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: There are three with the same name in the area.
Tuesday: Named for early day pioneers
Wednesday: They are all in different places.
Thursday: One is off the Weitas.
Friday: One is on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater.
Saturday: One is on the North Fork.
Monday: One of the men cut cedar there and rafted it down the river.
Tuesday: Two of the pioneers were trappers.
Wednesday: One had a homestead at the mouth of Milk Creek.
Thursday: It is a rather common name for people.
Friday: One had a cabin at the mouth of Isabella Creek.
Saturday: One of these men was nicknamed 'Deadshot'.
There are three Smith Creeks on the Clearwater National Forest, according to The Clearwater Story.
One is on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River and was named for a man who cut cedar there and rafted it down the river. There is a Smith Creek which is a branch of the Weitas which was named for Eugene 'Deadshot" Smith, a trapper. The Smith Creek on the North Fork was named for Charley Smith who had a homestead at the mouth of Milk Creek. He was also a trapper and had a cabin at the mouth of Isabella Creek.
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