This Mass Grave Hidden In Small Town Pennsylvania Is Like Something From A Horror Movie
Promise filled the summer of 1832. Contractor Phillip Duffy, an Irishman, lead a massive undertaking: The laying of railroad lines for the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad just 30 miles from Philadelphia. That’s when he hired 56 Irishmen and one Irishwoman who had recently arrived in Pennsylvania, having traveled from their native Derry, Donegal, and Tyrone in Ireland. Within two months time, all 57 would be dead, most buried together in a mass grave in Pennsylvania.
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What do you think really happened to the men and woman who were buried in the mass grave that’s now known as Duffy’s Cut? Do you think they died of cholera? Or were some murdered? Share your thoughts below! Then, click here to view some of the oldest photographs of Pennsylvania.
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