Katie Hood Morgan
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The Great Molasses Flood
Mary Augustine Gallery
September 1–September 19, 2009

Curated by Katie Hood Morgan

On January 15th, 1919 at 12:45pm, a 50-foot tall tank of molasses suddenly broke apart on the Boston waterfront. Sending over two million gallons of the sticky liquid racing through the city streets, large waves knocked a brick firehouse off its foundation and crushed several small buildings, along with other significant damage. The accident killed 21 people and injured 150 others resulting in a class action lawsuit against the tank's owner, United States Industrial Alcohol (USIA), and a trial lasting nearly five years.

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