First “Laundromat” Opened in 1934 Long After Chinese “Laundries” Started

According to one source, the first laundromat opened in Texas in 1934, and it was not operated by Chinese, contrary to the tendency of many to confuse laundromats with Chinese laundries.

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Even curators at the Sun Yat Sen Museum in Vancouver make this mistake, as shown in one of their labels on an exhibit.

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