Mississippi Delta Chinese

Life in Chinese Grocery Stores


Grocery Stores, Turrell, Arkansas

Posted by John Jung on May 22, 2012 at 2:20 PM

              Main Street of Turrell, Arkansas, population of around 500, had 5 grocery stores, 3 owned by Chinese, located alongside the railroad tracks as shown below.  Ed Soon grew up there in the 1950s, and returned in 2000. He is pictured in the middle frame below standing in front of his family's grocery store that bears the name of the owner of the building, H. Baer.

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Reply Bob Ross
12:41 PM on September 10, 2012 
Charlie Wah's store was also known as the Wing On Company. It was a combination grocery, hardware, anything you needed store. Charlie and May had 4 children all of whom have been successful in their chosen fields. One is a doctor, one is a dentist, one an engineer and, I believe, one was an accomplished musician.
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