Born in Philadelphia in 1960, Mary Rohlfing moved to Boise to attend Boise State University. After graduating from BSU, Rohlfing received a PhD from the University of Iowa. She returned to Idaho and worked in Boise State’s communications department for 12 years. At the time of the interview, Rohlfing hoped to obtain a teaching position at the College of Western Idaho. In 1993, Rohlfing was a victim of a hate crime which never resulted in an arrest. Later, she purchased 8 acres of weedy land and began the Morning Owl Farm. She was excited that coming out is easier for the younger generation.
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