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Friday, March 24, 2017
7:30 PM-9:30 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School|
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Northborough Historical Society
52 Main St.
Northborough, MA 01532
|Description:||The Northborough Historical Society will present its monthly program on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM. The program is, The Molasses Flood of 1919 presented by Doris Parker Blais Bonnell.
On January 15, 1919, a large molasses storage tank burst in Boston, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 miles per hour. Twenty-one people were killed and 150 were injured as a result of the flood.
Doris Parker Blais Bonnell will recount the story of this horrific catastrophe at the next meeting of the Northborough Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. March 24.
For decades afterward, North End residents claimed that on hot summer days you could still smell molasses.
Entered by: Catherine Cairns
Created: March 19, 2017 at 4:22 PM
Last Modified: March 19, 2017 at 4:23 PM
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