Ray Norton, Orofino, John Werner, Scarsdale, NY, and John Bradbury are the winners!
Hollywood is the answer for Week 501 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Named facetiously
Tuesday: Sprung up rapidly
Wednesday: Railroad workers
Thursday: Potlatch Forests
Friday: Five miles north of Pierce
According to Idaho Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary, Hollywood was five miles north of Pierce and shot up rapidly where Potlatch Forests, Inc., had Camp 12. It was a railroad workers 'shacktown' of tents and small camps. That is why it was facetiously named 'Hollywood'.
According to the http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/id/clearwater/hollywood.cfm, it is at elevation 3,310 feet.
There is a photo of Camp 12 in the University of Idaho digital collection at: http://digital.lib.uidaho.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/plcphotos/id/418/rec/30.
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