When Bill and Frank Watson were kids, their grandfather told them a ghost story. Decades later, they discovered the source of that story in their grandfather’s old railroad company documents. It raised questions about what happened to 57 Irish migrant workers in Pennsylvania in 1832, sending the Watson brothers on a search for a mass grave.
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