Chinese smuggler saved woman and her baby, then vanished


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In Gold Rush-era Oregon, the most skilled miners were probably the Chinese — but they were in constant danger. To avoid being robbed, they entrusted their gold to professional couriers who masqueraded as penniless vagabonds. This is a story from the life of one of them, a man we know only as 'Cheng.' (Southern Oregon; 1850s) (For text and pictures, see

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