Christopher Boles, Full Interview
Collection: Queens College Irish Studies Oral History Project Records at the Archives at Queens Library: Christopher Boles
Description: Christopher grew up on a rural farm in the Irish country as the youngest of 7 sons. He immigrated to first Toronto to find work, and eventually moved to Queens to meet his brother who owned a bar in Ridgewood. Boles was a bartender for most of his life despite not enjoying the profession. He owned multiple bars in Ridgewood, Woodside, and Manhattan for a period of about 30 years. The interview describes the neighborhood of Woodside and the community of Irish-Americans living together and partaking in social events around the pub.
Irish Americans; Bars (Drinking establishments); Emigration and immigration
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