Posts Tagged ‘Mass Graves’

Remains of Famine Immigrants Reinterred on Staten Island

The remains of 83 Irish Famine immigrants were reinterred on Staten Island in late April as a crowd of over 700 came to pay their respects from as far away as Chicago. The remains were initially discovered in a mass grave during the construction of a courthouse parking lot in the borough. After examining theRead more..

Excavation of Duffy’s Cut Continues

A new chapter of the harsh and often brutal experience of Irish immigrants in America is literally being unearthed thanks to the efforts of local historians Bill and Frank Watson of Pennsylvania. They are currently undergoing excavation of a site known as Duffy’s Cut in Pennsylvania, a railroad construction site dating back to the nineteenthRead more..