The Great Boston Molasses Flood

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The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 100 Years Later

This week marks 100 years since an unimaginable disaster struck in Boston, when millions of gallons of molasses burst out of a giant, rickety tank […]

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Timeline: The Great Boston Molasses Flood

December 31, 1915: Amid high demand for molasses for industrial alcohol, construction wraps up on a tank standing nearly 60 feet high and 100 feet […]

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Nine Photos That Show the Destruction of the Great Boston Molasses Flood

Workers stand in front of a large section of the exploded tank. A house was swept under the elevated railroad tracks and destroyed.  Piles of wreckage […]

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The Great Boston Molasses Flood, By the Numbers

When the tank burst, it released 2.3 million gallons of molasses. ••• The explosion sent waves of molasses reaching 15 feet tall through the streets […]

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Anarchists, Horses, Heroes: 12 Things You Didn’t Know about the Great Boston Molasses Flood

The 100th anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses flood is upon us, but many still fail to grasp the significance of the event, if they’ve […]

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Why Doesn’t Boston Do a Better Job of Commemorating the Great Molasses Flood?

While strolling along Commercial Street on a recent January morning, I kept my head down. I was inspecting the sidewalk closely, searching for a plaque marking […]

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Drink This Now: The Great Molasses Disaster by Backlash Beer

When Helder Pimentel learned the horrible details about the Great Boston Molasses Flood, it was over beers with friends. Though the Backlash Beer founder and […]