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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:39 AM
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The Mystery of Duffy's Cut
The Mystery of Duffy's Cut

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The Watsons are on a macabre mission that began with a file of railroad company documents left behind by a grandfather and curiosity about what exactly happened at this spotknown as Duffy's Cutnearly 180 years ago.

This much is clear: Nearly 60 Irish laborers died here in 1832 as they built a land bridge for what became the thriving railroad that lent its name to Philadelphia's affluent Main Line suburbs.

Their bodies were believed to be buried in a mass grave next to the railroad line, used today by Amtrak and local commuter trains. Tales of ghost sightings nearby were passed down through generations of area residents.

Cholera seemed the most likely culprit. Newspaper reports from the time reported that the disease killed several of the laborers at Duffy's Cut. And an 1833 letter written by a superintendent of a precursor of the Pennsylvania Railroad said the contractor who hired the workers, Philip Duffy, lost "nearly one half of his men" to cholera. But early in their research, the Watsons began to suspect there might be more to the story.


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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:53 AM
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1. What's the point of that Wikipedia link?
Are we supposed to write the article?

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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:03 PM
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2. Just a bad link. Here's the correct one.
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:57 PM
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4. my mistake. thanks.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:04 PM
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3. K & R. n/t
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