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Puleo's 'Dark Tide,' about molasses disaster of 1919, is focus of community read in Medford

Sailors search through rubble in Boston's North End following the Great Molasses Flood in 1919, in an image from the book 'Dark Tide' by Stephen Puleo. Sailors search through rubble in Boston's North End following the Great Molasses Flood in 1919, in an image from the book "Dark Tide" by Stephen Puleo.
By Brad Kane
Globe Correspondent / March 19, 2009

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On Jan. 15, 1919, a 50-foot-high tank full of molasses collapsed into Boston's North End, sending 2.3 million gallons of the heavy, sticky substance into the crowded neighborhood, killing 21 people and injuring 150. (Full article: 837 words)

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