Far-Out Friday: The Boston Molassacre (January 15, 1919)

FarOutFridayAs disasters go, whether considered “acts of God” or man-made, this one was one of the most bizarre.  It happened on January 15, 1919 in Boston, a flood of epic proportions; however, it wasn’t water that flooded the area, but ooey-gooey-sticky hot molasses.  The scene of the disaster was Boston’s North End at the Purity Distilling Company.

NOTE: This article has been SNIPPED.  Why?  Digging History is now a monthly digital (PDF) magazine.  This article will be included in a future edition of Digging History Magazine. Check out the latest issue here:  www.digginghistorymag.com or try a subscription here Want to TRY OUT the magazine?  Click the magazine link in the previous sentence, then scroll to the bottom of any page and provide your email and Subscribe.  A free issue will be coming your way soon!

Leave a Comment