Chinese Truck Garden
On December 27, 1924, three partners (Louie Sing Chung, Charley Lee & Curt Dittmar) incorporated the Louie Chung Gardens in order to cultivate, plant and produce fruits and vegetables and "kindred goods of every class and description, and to buy sell, import, export, and generally deal in the same." During the 1920s, Chinese people were still subject to federal and Oregon state exclusion laws which restricted or prohibited immigration, voting, and ownership of real estate. This excerpt from the Articles of Incorporation shows the purpose of the incorporation and the signatures of the three men involved.
If you want to know more, Oregon Historical Quarterly from Winter 2021 contains a great article about Louie Chung, written by his grandson, Myron Louie Lee.
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