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This lot is for an original small Coon Chicken Inn menu. This menu is approximately 3-1/4" wide x 4-1/4" tall and lists locations in Seattle, Portland, and Salt Lake City. This item is in good condition with only minor paper loss on the back. We are selling items that are in the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia that uses objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice. The Coon Chicken Inn left behind artifacts, popularly called Black Memorabilia, that serve as reminders that this particular part of history must never, and will never be repeated. The first Chicken Inn was opened in 1925 in Sugar House, a Salt Lake City suburb. The Washington state Chicken Inn opened in late 1929 in Lake City with a Portland restaurant opening in 1930. The Chicken Inns ran until the late 1950s when the owners decided to keep the properties and lease out the buildings to other restaurant operators. There is no evidence as to whether the owner closed the Chicken Inns due to protests, due to the combination of the Fair Employment Practices law that passed in 1949, or due to the racial restrictive covenants that were declared no longer enforceable in 1948 by the US Supreme Court. The Chicken Inn is one of the most coped brands. After checking 8-10 items listed on eBay, most are complete fantasy items or brand new. There were only three restaurants, and one was one in Portland, and this Portland consignor guarantees the item is authentic.

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Coon Chicken Inn Small Menu

Estimate $40 - $100Apr 21, 2015
Portland, OR, USA