Anniversary of the great Molasses flood in the North End of Boston, 1919.

A truly bizarre and awful event in the history of Boston, with a molasses tank collapse that resulted in the death of 21 people. In A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS this event makes an important cameo as it helps to introduce the relationship of the two sisters (Merry and Marjorie) involved in the novel.

See a slideshow of photos here.

Stephen Puleo’s riveting book DARK TIDE is a fascinating account of the tragic event placed within context of the history/climate of the city at a time of epidemic (the flu) and concerns over terrorism by anarchists. Definitely worthy of shelf space in your home.

Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo

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