Chinese smuggler saved woman and her baby, then vanished

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By www.offbeatoregon.com and Www.offbeatoregon.com (finn @ offbeatoregon.com). Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
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 http://offbeatoregon.com/o1103a-secret-chinese-courier-saved-woman-and-baby-then-vanished.html)

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