We have suspended operations Slabtown Tours until it is both safe & legal to open up for business. As the stay at home orders continue it is looking more likely our already short season will not start on time. There have always been requests for t-shirts for people to remember their time with us. We believe there is no time like the present! For every shirt you purchase from our fundraiser we will provide you a FREE tour when we reopen. That’s right you get a t-shirt and ghost tour for only $20! It would help us tremendously and I personally think the shirt looks pretty awesome. From my family to yours we hope you all stay safe and we look forward to entertaining you in NW Portland! Link For T-shirt Purchase. We have to sell at least 12 otherwise they will not print them-Thank you for your help.
What was Bloody Wednesday?
Bloody Wednesday on July 11, 1934 was a victory for the ILWU, in the effort to gain Union recognition. The great West Coast Maritime Strike of 1934 left its mark in the trees of Pier Park. Police shot at strikers blocking the train tracks leading to Terminal 4 in St. Johns, Chief of Police B. K Lawson had been instructed to break the picket line. Four strikers Elmus W. Beatty, Peter Stephenson, Bert Yates and W. Huntington and many trees were shot by Portland Police. “Police said not more than thirty-five shots were fired while strikers said several hundred were fired. Police Captain Fred West said a shot rang out in the woods of Pier park and men in brush and behind trees started a a rock bombardment. ‘I do not think anyone gave instructions to “fire” but the police considered themselves in danger.” (The Statesman Journal, July 12, 1934 pp 1,2). The picket line held.