Chicago, Illinois, August 13, 1949
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Contributed by Sylvia Jung from her grandfather's memorabilia, and Sylvia and shares a little of her grandfather's interesting life here:
My grandfather, Joe Jung, is a Chinese American who came to US in 1929 at the age of 12 using a "paper son" document. He initially settled in Toledo, OH where his father, uncle, & other cousins owned a laundry shop. They eventually opened 2 more shops. But in 1942 (after helping to generate income to send the younger brothers & cousins to college) grandpa decided to leave the business & ventured out to Chicago for welding school.
After completing the welding program, he breifly stayed in South Dakota where he partnered with another man to open a Chinese/American restaraunt. This didn't work out, so he left & came out to Portland where the ship building yards were busy constructing ships for the war. Welding was temporary. His ultimate goal was to open his own Chinese/American restaraunt. By the time he retired in 1982, he had restaraunts in Longview, Corvallis, Coos Bay, & Beaverton, Oregon. They were all the old style Chinese/American coffee shop type of restaraunts. I assume he took the menus when he was in Chicago because he was impressed with the restaraunt. He probably used them as research material to formulate his own menu.
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