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The Great Molasses Flood


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Way, way, way back on this date in 1919, the Purity Distilling Company was racing to beat the deadline imposed by Prohibition legislation. However, fate intervened and a deadly wave of molasses ran down the streets of Boston that day killing 21 people.

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/15/685154620/a-deadly-tsunami-of-molasses-in-bostons-north-end

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I was in Boston a few years back visiting family. We did a duck boat tour, and the tour guide mentioned the molasses flood. IIRC, we may even have been in or near the area where it happened. Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting. 

 

Biba! Joe 

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