There were few Chinese restaurants in the American South until the last half of the past century.  Most Chinese in the region operated laundries and small grocery stores.   There were not enough Chinese in most cities to support a Chinese restaurant. Moreover, Chinese immigrants did not dine out at restaurants of any type but did their own cooking at home. Finally, Chinese food was initially disparaged by many nonChinese who were unacquainted with Chinese foods, and some feared that Chinese ate dogs, cats, or even rats.  One of the early Chinese restaurants, the Joy Young Restaurant in Augusta, Georgia, was a combined meat market and restaurant.  It served both American and Chinese dishes, although the latter were adapted to appeal to non-Chinese tastes.  It was a three generation restaurant that was in business for about 70 years from 1930 to the end of the century.  June Law, grand-daughter of the original owner shared her memories and photographs from the restaurant. [Click Here to see the story]