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Bungalow is the answer for Week 422 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: The first cabin there was built by Nat Brown and Bill Walsh.
Tuesday: Had a large stone fireplace for heating and cooking
Wednesday: Close to the mouth of Orogrande Creek
According to North Fork of the Clearwater: The Almost Forgotten History by Wendell Stark the first cabin at Bungalow was built by Nat Brown and Bill Walsh in 1902. The name was derived from the shape and style of the house. When completed, it had a large, stone fireplace for heating and cooking. It was originally used as a timber cruiser's cabin when the forest was first surveyed. Later it was used as a place to stay in the backcountry while hunting, fishing and other activities.
It was taken over by the Forest Service when the area became part of the the National Forest and a ranger was stationed there. In 1918, the Bungalow Headquarters was moved to Oxford Ranger Station where it remained into the 1920s. According to Ralph Space Bungalow and some surrounding cabins were destroyed in the 1919 fire. It was later rebuilt and Bungalow was a Ranger District until 1971 when it was disbanded and split.
There is evidenct that the flat where the ranger dwelling sat was an important prehistoric American Indian campsite.
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