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Packer Meadow is the answer for Number 504 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Camas

Tuesday: Lewis and Clark camped at lower end

Wednesday: A man built a cabin there

Thursday: But not his homestead

Friday: Near Lolo Pass

Packer Meadows, near Lolo Creek, was called Quamash Meadows by Lewis and Clark because of the camas that grows there. They camped at the lower end of the Meadow. They shot four "pheasants" (Franklin Grouse or foolhens) and one mule deer, according to The Clearwater Story: A History of the Clearwater National Forest.

Packer Meadows was named for a man named Packer who once planned to homestead the area and built a cabin there.

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