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The high water mark left in downtown buildings from the 1948 Flood is the answer for Week 292 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.

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Monday: Made a mark

Tuesday: Downtown

Wednesday: A reminder of power

Friday: An unusual year

Saturday: Though once all over, now hard to find

Even today, there are high water marks visible in some of the downtown buildings left by the flooding in 1948. That year there was an unusual amount of snow in the high country around Orofino and when it melted, the whole region was impacted. Dworshak Dam had not been built and there was no dike around the city park, so water got very high downtown. The marks left are a reminder of the power of nature.

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