Poor Farm Boise 

County charity fund fills hospital coffers

John Traylor, director of Ada County's indigent services, remembers when his mom used to talk about sending people up to the poor farm. There was a time—in some places, up to the 1950s—when the destitute were committed to county poor houses where…

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