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100 years ago: Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

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In one of Boston's more unusual disasters, 21 people were killed in a molasses flood in the city's North End in 1919. Take a look at how the neighborhood looked after the flood and how it looks today:
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100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

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By WILLIAM J. KOLE
BOSTON - Slow as molasses? This treacle didn't trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds.
On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster - the Great Molasses Flood.
It struck without warning at midday on Jan. 15, 1919, when a giant storage tank containing more than 2.3 million gallons of molasses suddenly ruptured, sending a giant wave of goop crashing through the cobblestone streets of the bustling North End.
The initial wave rose at least 25 feet high - nearly as tall as an NFL...
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100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

2 monthes ago   |   By

BOSTON - Slow as molasses? This treacle didn't trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighbourhood within seconds.
On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster - the Great Molasses Flood.
It struck without warning at midday on Jan. 15, 1919, when a giant storage tank containing more than 2.3 million gallons of molasses suddenly ruptured, sending a giant wave of goop crashing through the cobblestone streets of the bustling North End.
The initial wave rose at least 25 feet high - nearly as tall as an NFL goalpost - and it...
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