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A lonely straight railroad.

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Programme: Mark Patterson

MYSTERY OF DUFFY'S CUT RAILROAD DEATHS IN PHILADELPHIA

Rev Dr Frank Watson of Immaculata University

New evidence from Philadelphia suggests that the Irish railroad workers buried in a mass grave in 1832 may have been murdered. The bones of some of the 57 men from Derry, Donegal, and Tyrone were found in a mass grave in Malvern. Their deaths were long believed to have been from cholera. But the skulls show signs of violence. Rev Dr Frank Watson has spent nearly a decade to unravel the mystery at what's known as Duffy's Cut with his brother, William, of the Immaculata University. He told Sarah Brett how his interest began.

 



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The set of remains identified as SK007 excavated in August, 2010 with the first face of the men of Duffy’s Cut.

INVESTIGATING THE BONES OF DUFFY'S CUT

The anthropologist investigating the remains of 57 Irish railroad workers in Philadelphia reveals her findings.

 

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Secrets of mass grave revealed

Duffy's Cut website

Immaculata University

 

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