Business was good until international affairs led to increased hostility and discrimination against people of Japanese descent in Salem. Even before Pearl Harbor, the Tanaka family took out advertisements in local Salem publications to show their dedication to the U.S. Despite this patriotism, business dried up at the restaurant and it was forced to close in 1942. Soon after the Tanaka family was forced to leave Salem for an internment camp under Executive Order 9066....They did not return to Salem.
|Tokio Sukiyaki (top middle), 1940|
Salem Library Historic Photos
Same scene in 2014, via google
More on Eola
You probably have heard before that Abigail Scott Duniway was very early, and for a brief while, a teacher at Eola, way back when it was known at Cincinnati.
|Home of Cornelia Marvin Pierce, Salem Library Historic Photos|
Somewhere up in the old town of Eola was the house of former State Librarian Cornelia Marvin Pierce. (Is it still there?) After she retired from the library, she married former Governor Walter Pierce, who is known to have had connections to the KKK and may even have been a member. "Reflecting on her career in 1955, [Cornelia] characterized as highlights her support of leading eugenicist Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, and her husband Governor Pierce's 1923 passage of Oregon's sterilization law."
Sterilization was practiced both at the State Hospital and at Fairview and the Sterilization Board wasn't abolished until 1983.