Hop Lee’s Burial Site. Marion County.
Hop Lee, owner of Hop Lee laundry in Salem, died in 1925. He was interred on his property in Keizer near the fence of a local cemetery. A subsequent survey of the land revealed that he was actually buried within the cemetery. His resting place is Row F, Lot 17, Claggett Cemetery. Reference: “History” 2003.
Salem Chinatown. Marion County.
Salem Chinatown consisted of residences and businesses scattered throughout a six block area. Court St NE was the northern boundary with Trade Street SE being the southern extent. The eastern border was High Street NE and Commercial Street SE in the west. During the hey-day of Salem Chinatown, 1870's to the 1920's, its center shifted within the area. Reference: Mersinger 2006. Photo.
Salem Chinatown Businesses. Marion County.
Between the 1890's to the 1920s', businesses within Salem Chinatown included:
Reference: “Salem’s Historic Chinese Businesses.” 2006.
Santiam Canal. Marion County.
“Salem’s Historic Chinese Businesses.” 2006. Salem Online History. http://www.salemhistory.net/ Accessed November 10, 2010.
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McConnell, Gregory. 1979. “An Historical Geography of the Chinese in Oregon.” University of Oregon masters thesis.
Mersinger, Monica. 2006. “Salem’s Chinese Americans.” Salem Online History. http://www.salemhistory.net/ Accessed November 9, 2010.
Miller, Marilee. 2009. “The Corvallis Gazette, Corvallis, Oregon.” Coos County and Oregon History. http:coquillvalley.org/ Accessed November 27, 2010.