Like many Chinese children of the time, Charlie Quon grew up helping his father in the family's grocery store, learning the produce industry early in his life. In the summertime, he worked in the City Market, dealing with farmers and retailers as well as packing produce for distribution around the city. We talked with Charlie Quon about his days in City Market and how Chinese Americans ruled the produce industry.
About the City Market
"Closed to the public, the City Market was the heart and soul of LA's produce industry in the first half of the 20th Century."
Growing Chinese Vegetables
"Charlie Quon describes various Chinese vegetables and advantages of growing and selling goods."
East Adams and the Chinese Flight
"Being one of the only Chinese families living in East Adams."