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Beaver Creek Flume is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #579, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: The crown jewel
Tuesday: C.O. Brown
Friday (9-20-19) : Nine miles long
Monday (9-23-19) : Had a tributary
Tuesday (9-24-19) : White pine
Monday (10-14-19) : Beaver Creek Drainage
Tuesday (10-15-19) : Construction began in about 1927.
Wednesday (10-15-19) : Emptied into the North Fork of the Clearwater River
Beaver Creek drainage was the crown jewel in Clearwater Timber Company's ownership because the best and most accessible white pine stands were there, according to White Pines, Wobblies and Wannigans written by Tom Farbo. In about 1927 construction began on the Beaver Creek flue-chute log transport system in the lower end of Beaver Creek. The nine-mile main flume went from Bonner Creek to the North Fork of the Clearwatear River. Two spacer dams were constructed at Doye and Sourdough creeks.
By 1930, the main and tributary flume at White Pine Creek were completed and logging began at Camp H. Farbo goes on to say that a 2.2 mile flume and 2.5 mile chute system transported 23 million board feet of mostly white pine to the North Fork Clearwaer log drives between 1930 and 1933. Horse skidding and Cat "60" trailing to flume landings was the logging systme used.
Charles Brooks was the foreman.
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