Centennial of a Disaster: The Great Molasses Flood

Just past noon, one hundred years ago today, a storage tank owned by the United States Industrial Alcohol Company. The 2.3 million gallons (8,706 tons) of molasses contained within it immediately started sweeping out like a tidal wave, destroying everything in its path.  Horses, wagons, automobiles, buildings, and even the elevated railway line were destroyed. … Read moreCentennial of a Disaster: The Great Molasses Flood