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The Story of Ing ‘Doc’ Hay


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MediaRites Productions presents “The Story of Ing “Doc” Hay” by Dmae Roberts. This one-hour documentary about the famed frontier herbalist of the Kam Wah Chung in John Day initially aired in May through August on KOPB, KBOO, KLCC, and KUOW stations in the Northwest.

“The Story of Ing “Doc” Hay” documentary tells the unusual and significant story of Doc Hay and his business partner and friend Lung On who ran the Kam Wah Chung store and medical practice in a small Eastern Oregon town shortly after the Gold Rush and into the 1950’s. Unlike other parts of the country where lynchings and massacres of Chinese immigrants were the norm, these two men were respected members of the community and are still remembered by John Day residents. For more information on the Kam Wah Chung, visit the Oregon State Parks Trust.This documentary was funded by the Oregon Council for the Humanities, the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and will be part of an eight-part national series Crossing East airing in May 2006 on NPR stations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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