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Harriet Reece of Lewiston and Cavendish is the winner!

Survival Island is the answer for Week 415 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Wildfire

Tuesday: A place on the North Fork of the Clearwater River

Wednesday: A last resort

Survival Island was a small, rocky island within the North Fork of the Clearwater River channel about 1/2 mile below Weitas and Jackknife Creek, according to North Fork of the Clearwater River: the Almost Forgotten History by Wendell Stark.

Harriet said her father pointed it out to her when she was younger when they went fishing near there. It has since washed away with high spring runoff.

It was named Survival Island because during the wildfire of 1919 trappers Charles Kelly and Lawrence Howard were cut off from the Bungalow and took refuge there with what was left of their pack string. Along with with them were an old Indian and his grandson who had been fishing near by and a bear cub, Stark says.

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