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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, it is at elevation 3,310 feet.

There is a photo of Camp 12 in the University of Idaho digital collection at:

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