DARK TIDE: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
A steel tank, filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its contents as a fifteen foot high wave of molasses that traveled at 35 miles an hour on January 15, 1919. It demolished homes and the number of dead wasn't known for days. It was years before a court battle determined who was responsible. Illus.
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