Patrick Keane is the answer for Week 367 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: Born in Ireland
Tuesday: Came to Pierce City in 1868
Wednesday: Decided to be a farmer rather than a miner
Thursday: Farmed for 16 years near Weippe
Friday: Served for 6 years as the Fraser postmaster
Saturday: Married Mary Greer, the daughter of Irish immigrants, but not the family the town of Greer was named after
Monday: Was also Greer's postmaster for a time
Tuesday: Born in 1844
Patrick Keane was one of the early Clearwater County settlers according to John H. Bradbury in his history series about Clearwater County.
Keane was born in Ireland in 1844 and came to Pierce City in 1868. He decided he would rather be a farmer and raise crops than a miner and so he farmed for 16 years near Weippe. He also served for six years as the Fraser postmaster and was Greer's postmaster for a time.
He married Mary Greer, the daughter of Irish immigrants, but not the family the town of Greer was named after, Bradbury said.
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