Aftermath of molasses flood from tank break at 529 Commercial St.
Aftermath of molasses flood from tank break at 529 Commercial St.

Today is the anniversary of the North End’s Molasses Flood on January 15, 1919. Katherine blogs about it on Emerson’s Graduate Student journalism site (via Universal Hub), referencing some books on the disaster including  Stephen Puleo’s Dark Tide.

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Was the North End’s Molasses Flood the Worst Food Disaster?
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