Great Molasses Flood of 1919 (100 Year Anniversary)

The Great Molasses Flood, also known as the Boston Molasses Disaster or the Great Boston Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919 in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A large storage tank burst, filled with 2,300,000 US gal (ca 12,000 tons) of molasses, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150. The event entered local folklore and residents claimed for decades afterwards that the area still smelled of molasses on hot summer days.

This week on the I Love Monday show Mr. Monday, Kat & McKlasky talk about one of the craziest stories in Boston history on the 100 year anniversary.

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