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Molasses Flood Story Discussed at Residents Meeting

January 2016 Video: NEWRA President Ford Cavallari talks about the molasses still packed into the MBTA electrical conduits under the streets in Boston’s North End. January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Read More…

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Woodrow Wilson, Prohibition and the Molasses Disaster of 1919

On her blog about U.S. Presidents and food, “The History Chef”, Suzy Evans, J.D., Ph.D tells the story of the famous North End’s Molasses Disaster of 1919 and how it relates to prohibition and President Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson, Prohibition and the Molasses Disaster of 1919 What does this have to do with President Woodrow Read More…

Molasses Flood Aniversary

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. Related posts: Was the North End’s Molasses Flood the Worst Food Disaster? North End’s Molassacre Ranks #5 Read More…