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Download Chapter 3: Unfit for Habitation: Paupers and the Elderly Labored at the County's Poor Farm (373 KB)

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Download Chapter 8: Nazis on the Homefront: Boise Valley Farmers Enlisted Prisoners of War (594 KB)

Download Chapter 9: South of the Tracks: Housing Segregation Isolated the Marginalized (559 KB)

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Fallen angels in the bawdy houses. Migrants barred from Main Street. Homesteaders driven from homesteads when August rained black storms of dust. The Other Idahoans recovers their hard-luck stories. Volume 7 of Boise State University's prize-winning research series, the book closes with a driving tour of storied places from history's underside.




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The Other Idahoans: Forgotten Stories of Boise Valley is volume 7 of the Investigate Boise Community Research Series.

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The Other Idahoans: Forgotten Stories of Boise Valley