The Molasses Flood of 1919

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: 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
Cost: Free
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.

More Information: E-mail:
Phone: 508-393-6298
Entered by: Catherine Cairns

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Created: March 19, 2017 at 4:22 PM
Last Modified: March 19, 2017 at 4:23 PM

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