Duffy’s Cut Mass Grave
Learn about Duffy’s Cut Mass Grave
J Francis Watson, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Whiting, NJ, and a founding member of the Duffy’s Cut Project in Chester County, PA, will present a program to members and friends at the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River on Sunday, September 17th at 2:00 PM. Dr. Watson co-authored a book, The Ghosts of Duffy’s Cut: The Irish Who Died Building America’s Most Dangerous Stretch of Railroad, in 2006. His research was used in two TV documentaries in 2006 and 2013.
Learn how desperate immigrants attracted to building and maintaining the Pennsylvania railroads with a promise of employment suffered dangerous conditions and low wages for a chance to achieve the “American Dream.”
Call 732-341-1880 to reserve your seat. No admission cost, but donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served.