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The Idaho Genealogical Society has published a collection of recipes in a cookbook titled"150 Years of Idaho Cooking", in honor of the Idaho Territorial Sesquicentennial. The book includes a number of recipes from Idaho's historical past, including interesting notes and anecdotes about the recipe or its contributor. Visit the IGS Publications page to order, or Click Here!

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Clearwater County
Established: 2/27/1911

Parent County: Nez Perce

Co. Seat: Cities
Orofino: Ahsahka, Elk River, Pierce, Weippe
http://www.clearwatercounty.org/

Established in February 27, 1911 with its county seat at Orofino. Named for the Clearwater River whose name was
translated from the Nez Perce term Koos-Koos-Kai-Kai, describing clear water. In September, 1805, Lewis and
Clark followed an old Indian trail between the north and middle forks of the Clearwater River and met the Nez
Perce near the present site of Weippe. Gold was first discovered by E. D. Perce in 1860 and Pierce City, the oldest
mining town in Idaho came into existence.

County Clerk:
Box 586, Orofino, ID 83544-0586 Phone: (208) 476-5615 Fax: (208) 476-9315
IGS Publication: Winter 1997

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