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Shanghai-ed In Portland {format} 7:15 Dmae Roberts

A descent into the "Shanghai Tunnels" underneath Portland, Oregon, where "shanghai-ed" men were held before being forced to work on ships for no pay. Shangahai-ing started in 1850 and fizzled out by 1941, the start of World War II. "Now, the first thing the shanghai-ers would do when they grabbed you, was take your shoes, because they broke glass and spread it throughout the underground, so if you escaped, you couldn’t run too fast or too far." [transcript]

Broadcast: Aug 15 2003 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Business, Travel, Historical