Author Archives: John J. O'Hagan

About John J. O'Hagan

John J. O’Hagan and his wife Letitia live in Boise. He has published several works of history.

The Court-Martialed Priest

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

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