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Duffy's Cut Historical Sign
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 40° 02.019 W 075° 31.812
18T E 454764 N 4431626
Quick Description: Sign detailing the nearby railroad construction crew tragedy where Irish immigrants died under mysterious circumstances. A PBS documentary suggested that at least some of the workers were murdered by a local group of vigilantes.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2013 4:51:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMHPET
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 2

Long Description:
The text of the marker reads, "Nearby is the mass grave of fifty-seven Irish immigrant workers who died in August, 1832, of cholera. They had recently arrived in the United States and were employed by a construction contractor, named Duffy, for the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad. Prejudice against Irish Catholics contributed to the denial of care to the workers. Their illness and death typified the hazards faced by many 19th century immigrant industrial workers."

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Americana: Sign (hopefully neon)

Significant Interest: Memorial

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Address of Icon:
King Road and Sugartown Road
Malvern, PA


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