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    Duffy’s Cut dig becomes murder investigation

    By Noreen Bowden | July 24, 2009

    As research into the deaths of the men of Duffy’s Cut continues, researchers have confirmed what many have long suspected: that not all the men died natural deaths.

    The men of Duffy’s Cut were 57 Irish immigrants from the Donegal area working on the Pennsylvania railroad who died in 1832 during a cholera epidemic. They would be forgotten today were it not for the efforts of Wiliam Watson, the head of the history department at Immaculata University, his brother, the Rev. Dr. Frank Watson, and a team of academics and students, who for the last six years have been investigating their deaths.

    They have now identified one of the men, 18-year-old John Ruddy, and determined that a rock had been lodged in his forehead. has the story, with photos and a video of the presentation of the story to Irish Ambassador Michael Collins.

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