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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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    Sonny Cancún

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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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    stefen

    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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    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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