Shigemori, Joe I. was manager of the Trail Cafe.

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Collection Mizuta, Martha Hayashi
Date of photo 1938, ca.
Description Joe I. Shigemori was manager of the Trail Cafe in the 1930s; owner was Thomas Speros. Shigemori resided at the Imperial Hotel, 2008 Main. Shigemori returned to Japan before WWII broke out. Donor Martha Hayashi Mizuta's parents, Kazuo and Misumi Hayashi, worked at the Trail Cafe. In 1942 they lost their jobs, when Baker citizens quit frequenting the restaurant, because it employed Japanese. Speros closed the restaurant. Due to racism, the Hayashis could not obtain other work in Baker, so they moved to Malheur County.
Object ID 2014.3.1
Place Main, 1826
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