Secluded but Not Forgotten Story and photos by John J. O’Hagan As I travel up Mountain Cove Road into the Boise foothills, a cemetery suddenly looms to my left on a desolate hillside. Its brooding presence demands a closer look. … Continue reading →
Author Archives: John J. O'Hagan
About John J. O'HaganJohn J. O’Hagan and his wife Letitia live in Boise. He has published several works of history.
Toussaint Mesplie, Idaho Pioneer By John J. O’Hagan In 1862, gold was discovered in the Boise Basin. Thousands of miners—many of them Irish Catholic—left the pretty much depleted California goldfields and settled in Idaho. Bishop Blanchett of Oregon dispatched Father … Continue reading →
Naming the Basque Dead Story and Photos by John J. O’Hagan As a native of the West and history enthusiast, I have always been fascinated by the grim living circumstances of those who paved the way for our comfortable lifestyle. … Continue reading →