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Bizarre Disaster

Campus Life, January, 1980, p. 22

This month, residents of Boston will commemorate the 61st anniversary of the bizarre disaster which occurred Jan. 15, 1919, following the failure of a 90 foot molasses storage tank owned by the Purity Distilling Company. The tank toppled shortly after noon that day, releasing a tidal wave of 2.3 million gallons of goo weighing 27 million pounds which swallowed and sweetened everything in its path.