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No one guessed this long-time Orofino resident.

Hans Berg is the answer for Week 259 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Each day we will give you another clue.

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Monday: Wore a goatee neatly trimmed

Tuesday: Born in Norway in the late 1800s

Wednesday: Homesteaded in the Whiskey Creek area

Thursday: Apprenticed as a tailor

Friday: Left Norway as a sailor, jumped ship in New York City and traveled west

Saturday: Served as a lookout on Huckleberry Butte

Monday: Died in 1955 at nearly 80 years old

Tuesday: Over six feet tall

Wednesday: He and his wife had one son.

Thursday: Made braided wool rugs

Friday: Died in 1955

Hans Berg was born in Norway in the late 1800s. When he was 17, Hans signed on as a sailor and left his native country. When he got to New York City, he jumped ship and eventually came west ending up in Orofino. He homesteaded on Whiskey Creek. Hans apprenticed as a tailor, but didn't particularly work in the profession, though he did make braided wool rugs. He served for a time as lookout on Huckleberry Butte.

Phil Johnston remembers Hans as being a tall stately gentleman with a well trimmed goatee. Hans and his wife had one son.

Hans died in 1955 at about 80 years old.

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