When: Tue., Aug. 9, 12 p.m. 2016
Join Julie Okamura for a look at her research about Japanese Railroad Workers in Boise Valley. The first Japanese railroad workers were brought to Idaho in 1891 by the first Japanese railroad subcontractor Tadashichi Tanaka. In 1893, they helped build the Stub Line into downtown Boise. Okamura is a contributor to the book Other Idahoans: Forgotten Stories of the Boise Valley, which is a part of the Investigate Boise Community Research Series through Boise State, where she is a graduate student working on her master's degree in history.