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    The Great Boston MOLASSES FLOOD of 1919

    Interesting Reading.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster



    I can't even imagine...
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    Re: The Great Boston MOLASSES FLOOD of 1919

    Let me be the FIRST to say how much I agree that this is one of the weirdest disasters of all time.

    I have the book:

    Puleo, Stephen, "Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919"

    It made me hungry for molasses. I went out and bought a bottle of blackstrap. Try it on vanilla ice cream.

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    Re: The Great Boston MOLASSES FLOOD of 1919

    Read up on this a few months back, imagine being stuck in that river of goo.
    Great post.
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    Re: The Great Boston MOLASSES FLOOD of 1919

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Pappagiorgio
    Shouldn't this be posted under ... "World News and Events" ...
    Isn't that a sticky decision of where it gooes
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    Re: The Great Boston MOLASSES FLOOD of 1919

    Quote Originally Posted by stefen
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Pappagiorgio
    Shouldn't this be posted under ... "World News and Events" ...
    Isn't that a sticky decision of where it gooes
    Hey, I'm just glad it finally got a reply.
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    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    1807 and 1808 Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1857, 1876, and one dateless Seated Dime
    1853, Two 1853-O's 1854-O, 1855-O, 1857, and 1858-O Seated Half Dimes
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Antique Silver Ring
    Dateless Shield Nickel
    Two Sword Hangers
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    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag

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    Re: The Great Boston MOLASSES FLOOD of 1919

    That was a big tank but it still seems like the loss of life was excessive. Strange story; I'd never heard of it before. The learning continues.
    Banking off a Northeast wind, sailin' on a summer breeze

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    Re: The Great Boston MOLASSES FLOOD of 1919

    I cannot imagine a river of molasses traveling at 35 mph. Must have been a site to see.
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