Jul 17, 2011

A cut above Duffy's

... A tulip poplar tree estimated at 130 feet, sitting above the remains of an Irish rail worker, was felled to allow researchers to get to the skeleton. The tree-felling was the latest event in the continuing work to discover the secrets of Duffy's Cut, the grave of as many as 57 trackworkers who died of cholera and possibly human hands in August 1832. Continued