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Two of Louie Chung's children, Hazel (雷有蘭) on left and Edward (雷有亢) on right, pose for a photograph in their attire for the Chinese Baby contest at the Portland Rose Festival, 1916. Photo courtesy of the collection of Jack Lee and Hazel Lee.

Type: Panel Discussion, Partner Event, Online Video     Series: OHQ on the Road

Oregon’s Early Chinese American History and Portland’s Louie Chung

Louie Chung immigrated to Oregon 1892 and worked as a contract laborer before becoming a wealthy Portland merchant. Join us for a discussion of what his story tells us about early Oregon history and the Chinese American diaspora.

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Pi Fen Len, Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett, and Zhen Yuan stand in front of the recently recovered funerary table on April 5, 2018, in Salem’s Pioneer Cemetery during Salem’s Qingming festival. Photo courtesy of Kimberli Fitzgerald.

Type: Panel Discussion     Series: OHQ on the Road

Searching for Salem’s Early Chinese Community

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE
Suite 200
Salem, Oregon 97301

  • Free
  • Researchers