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The City of Boise hosts open house at the historic O'Farrell Cabin

Posted: 4:54 PM, May 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-11 20:26:20-04

BOISE, ID — The Boise City Department of Arts and History and the Boise Parks and Recreation held an open house at the historic O'Farrell Cabin on Saturday.

The O'Farrell Cabin was built in June of 1863, roughly a month before the city of Boise was incorporated.

Eight members of the O'Farrell family lived in the one room cabin for eight years.

Jerry Pugh of the Boise Parks and Recreation Department says, "It just kind of provides a nice unique opportunity for people to come in and get a look at what the bare walls look like for a family of eight that may have lived there at the time in a small environment an just making your way off the land as you came into Boise."

Over the years, the city of Boise has done a number of refurbishments to maintain the integrity of the cabin.