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The Mysterious Death of 57 Irish Immigrants


Fifty-seven Irish-American rail­road work­ers sup­pos­edly died of cholera in 1832. It turns out the they may have been mur­dered, per­haps because of fear that they might be car­ry­ing cholera.

Researchers from Immaculata College and Pennsylvania state and local gov­ern­ments have been over­see­ing an archae­o­log­i­cal dig at the site since 2004. In 2009, they

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