Crystal Shors discusses growing up in a Chinese American family in Helena, Montana. She describes how her grandfather emigrated from China around the turn of the 20ieth century and worked as a janitor at the Union Bank. Shors recalls her father’s views on being an American and cultural assimilation, as well as his ownership of the OK Café and the Yat Sun Chinese Restaurant in Helena. Shors also discusses her own research into Chinese culture, experience, and population in Helena, including information on the Mullan Tunnel.
From Far East to Old West Oral History Project, OH 436
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Shors, Crystal, "Crystal Wong Shors Interview, July 21, 1998" (1998). From Far East to Old West Oral History Project. 7.