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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…

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