Disaster Reality95 Years Ago: The Great Molasses Flood Killed 21 People in Boston’s...

95 Years Ago: The Great Molasses Flood Killed 21 People in Boston’s North End

The Great Molasses Flood : January 15th 1919  in the city of Boston  7.5 million liters of molasses surged into the streets in a giant sticky 40 foot wave when a metal tank burst killing  21 people and injuring another 150 bystanders. It has been reported that in people visiting the area in the 1970’s could still smell molasses in the vicinity fifty years after the disaster!

The 2nd link below has the most amazing 3 minute video explaining the history of the event, well worth watching.


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Click here to watch a video of the TV show “The Folklorist” that explains “Where, What, Why and How” Great Molasses Flood disaster happened:  (Amazing Video)



Melissa Francis
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Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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