Immaculata University Professors Give Presentation on Duffy’s Cut

William Watson, Ph.D., professor of history and John Ahtes, lecturer in history at Immaculata University, will conduct a special presentation on "The Ghosts of Duffy´s Cut" for the Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday, February 25, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA.
Dr. Watson and Mr. Ahtes, along with other project leaders, have dedicated the past six years to unraveling the mystery of 57 Irish railroad workers who died of Cholera in 1832. They are buried in a mass grave near the campus of Immaculata University, where a Pennsylvania State Historical marker was dedicated in 2004. Coined Duffy´s Cut because of the railroad contractor, Philip Duffy, who employed the Irish immigrants, the project has generated worldwide media attention.
The luncheon, sponsored by Immaculata University, is part of a series of lecture and cultural events that the Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce offers its members. If you like more information regarding the Great Valley Chamber, please call 610-889-2069 or email If you are interested in having Dr. Watson and Mr. Ahtes speak to your group or organization about Duffy´s Cut, please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3491 or visit
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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