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Leonard Foster is the answer for Week 364 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: Would go out in snowshoes to fix the lighting system if needed

Tuesday: Had an old Studebaker truck

Wednesday: Gave kids airplane rides

Thursday: Did a lot for Elk River

Friday: Born in 1900

Saturday: Did a lot for children in Elk River

Monday: Took kids to the falls swimming

Tuesday: Kids helped with his lawn.

Wednesday: Hauled all the sand up to Elk Butte

Thursday: Went swimming in Elk Creek Falls the first of every month, no matter what the weather was like

Friday: Manned Elk Butte Lookout

Saturday: Helped maintain the cabin at Elk Butte Lookout

Monday: An air strip was named after him.

Tuesday: Was well known in Elk River

Wednesday: Final resting place is in Three Pine Cemetery, Elk River

Thursday: Wore a loin cloth while working at Elk Butte Lookout

Friday: Died in 1965

Saturday: Maintained the airfield at Elk River

Monday: Passed away in 1965

Tuesday: One of the patriarchs of Elk River

Leonard Foster is described as one of the patriarchs of Elk River. He particularly focused on the children of the town giving them airplane rides, taking them to Elk Creek Falls to swim and treating them at Christmas time. In his early years he worked at Elk Butte Lookout and often wore just a loin cloth. He helped to maintain the cabin and hauled sand up there. He also maintained the Elk River airfield that now bears his name. The first of every month, no matter what the weather, he went swimming at Elk Creek Falls. He was born in 1900 and passed away in 1965. Foster is buried in Three Pines Cemetery at Elk River.

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