What or who killed all those Irish immigrants?

Was it cholera or murder? Almost 60 Irish immigrants working on a railroad project near Philadelphia in the early 1880s died. Cholera was blamed, but some skulls found the site suggests that some were victims of awful violence.

The Wall Street Journal tells the story. Very interesting.

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Tags: immigration, murder, mystery

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