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Kellys Thumb is the answer for Week 502 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: 5,377 feet above mean sea level

Tuesday: Wolf sightings

Wednesday: A pillar

Thursday: They watched over the green there.

Friday: A shaft of rock

Saturday: Other physical features named for same person

Monday: Named for an early day prospector

Tuesday: Near Toboggan Ridge

Wednesday: 15 miles east of a Ranger Station named for the same miner

Thursday: Lookout abandoned

Friday: Along a trail

Saturday: His first name was John.

Kellys Thumb is located about 15 miles east of Kelly Ranger Station. The early day miner, John Kelly, also left his name on other natural features of the area such as Kelly Creek, according to The Clearwater Story: A History of the Clearwater National Forest by Ralph Space.

The shaft of rock that forms Kellys Thumb is classified as a 'pillar'. It is along a trail in the Toboggan Ridge area. Wolves have been sighted there and it was once a fire lookout. Howeverk, that was abandoned.

Kellys Thumb is at 5,377 feet above mean sea level.

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