John Werner, Scarsdale, NY, is the winner!
The Clearwater National Forest's first timber sale is the answer for Week 482 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Cedar poles
Tuesday: A first
Wednesday: Smith Creek
Friday: Clearwater National Forest
Saturday: Many more followed
Monday: Some years there was more than others.
Tuesday: Driven down the Middle Fork to Kooskia
Wednesday: Measured in million board feet (mbf)
Thursday: Came from a sizeable inventory
Friday: Ralph Space research
Ralph Space in his book, The Clearwater Story: The History of the Clearwater National Forest, outlines the early history of timber management. He says that the first timber sale that was offered did not have a buyer. The first actual sale was cedar poles from Smith Creek that were cut between 1916 and 1924. They were driven down the Middle Fork of the Clearwater to a mill. In following years, timber sale totals varied, some just dribbling in and some in millions of board feet.
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