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Presentation
O’Farrell’s Cabin – The Oldest Building in Boise, Idaho: A Son of Tyrone’s Role in Settling a Part of the Pacific Northwest
Ulster American Heritage Symposium (2016)
  • John Bieter, Boise State University
  • Nina M. Ray, Boise State University
Abstract
Their presentation, “O’Farrell’s Cabin – the oldest building in Boise, Idaho: A son of Tyrone’s role in settling a part of the Pacific Northwest,” discussed not only John O’Farrell, but the role of the Irish in Idaho mining.
Between 1863 and 1872 more than 1.7 million ounces of gold were produced in Boise County. The Irish were the single largest ethnic group to work in the extraction of this gold. They were specifically active in mining communities such as Idaho City and Silver City, in Owyhee County.
Publication Date
June, 2016
Location
Omagh, Ireland
Citation Information
John Bieter and Nina M. Ray. "O’Farrell’s Cabin – The Oldest Building in Boise, Idaho: A Son of Tyrone’s Role in Settling a Part of the Pacific Northwest" Ulster American Heritage Symposium (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nina_ray/36/