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Pause to remember those who died in a tsunami of sticky goo

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On this day in 1919, 21 people died when a poorly maintained molasses tank off Commercial Street exploded, sending more than 2 million gallons of the syrup roaring down the street at 35 m.p.h. The above photo is from the Boston Public Library's collection of molasses images and shows what the stuff did to the elevated that ran down the street at the time.

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. . . clarify where the marker is that commemorates this disaster? I've tried to find it a few times and I can't.

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Don't know how I missed that marker since I know that park pretty well- and I looked around there. Must have just missed it somehow.

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The wikipedia article has a map. The tank was at those parks in the North End on Commercial Street

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I read the book "Dark Tide", and it's excellent.

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