I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have lived here pretty much all my life except for a couple of years in China and a few months in western New York. This is my home. There's no other place that I'd rather live. In Cheryl's Northwest, I'll share some of my favorite places with you.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Rest in peace at Lenore
Lenore rest area
The Lenore Rest Area is
probably one of the prettiest rest areas you’ll ever see.
Well-tended lawns. Tall
stately trees providing shade for picnic tables. The sounds of the Clearwater River
rushing by. All combine to give this rest area a sense of peace and serenity.
Throw in a little history and
what more could you ask for?
Near the main restroom is an
historic sign that says this was used as a steamboat port during the Clearwater
Gold Rush of 1861. The port was caked Slaterville after Seth Slater who founded
the port and community of about 50 residents. It was home to two stores, two
houses and a saloon. After a steamboat crashed here, the port was replaced by a
new port in Lewiston.
A few yards away, around a
bend in the rest area’s road, is another marker, this one devoted to Indian
housing. An Indian village once was located on this spot, where Indians lived,
fished and hunted or 10,000 years.Just
below the bank is one of the best fishing holes on the Clearwater River; a road
leads down to the river so today’s fishermen can try their luck.
The rest area is located on U.S. Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino, Idaho.