100 Years Later...Boston's Great Molasses Flood Disaster

21 people were killed and 150 others injured.

January 15, 2019
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Are you familiar with The Great Molasses Flood disaster in the North End?

According to CBS Boston, 100 years ago a 5-story molasses storage tank with more than 2-million gallons of the sticky liquid. This was a massive disaster that many people still did not know happened.

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"The initial wave rose at least 25 feet high (7.6 meters high) - nearly as tall as an NFL goalpost - and it obliterated everything in its path, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others. Rivets popped like machine-gun fire. Elevated railway tracks buckled. Warehouses and firehouses were pushed around like game pieces on a Monopoly board."

This happened at an interesting point in history. Back in 1919, "the tragedy struck as World War I troops were returning from Europe and Boston was still basking in a World Series victory by Babe Ruth's Red Sox."

Watch the video above and educate yourself on an important moment in Boston hisory!