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Clearwater,

river, c.190 mi (305 km) long, rising in several branches in the Bitterroot Range, N Idaho, and flowing west to join the Snake River at Lewiston, Idaho. The gold-mining era in Idaho began in 1860, when gold was discovered and mining camps were set up on the river's southern fork.

Clearwater,

residential and resort city (1990 pop. 98,784), seat of Pinellas co., W central Fla., on the Pinellas peninsula, between Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico; inc. 1891. A tourist center since 1896, it is now also a retirement haven, with a population more than six times that of 1960. A causeway connects the city proper with 4 mi (6.4 km) of white sand barrier beaches on the Gulf. Clearwater was settled after the establishment of Fort Harrison in 1841. It is linked with Tampa by a causeway across Old Tampa Bay to the east. It is the seat of Clearwater Christian College, and since the 1970s has been a major center for the Church of Scientology.

Clearwater

 

a mountain range in Idaho. Length, approximately 120 km; average elevation, 2,000 m; maximum elevation, 2,443 m. The mountains are largely granite, with sharp peaks, crests, steep slopes, and glaciers. Up to 1,800 m the range is covered with coniferous forests of spruce and pine; higher are alpine meadows. The Clearwater Mountains are a tourist attraction.