Since Weerd is in between illness provided by his personal disease vector, we’re finally going to talk about Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919. For those of you who didn’t read the book, in 1919 a large molasses storage tank ruptured, flooding the North End of Boston with molasses. 13 years after The Jungle was published and the plight of immigrants, especially their living conditions, was still fairly wretched (Especially when compared to today’s standards.) Pre-OSHA and apparently engineering was still a “rule of thumb” practice in many areas.
This and More! Tonight: 8:00 FOT, 9:00 Eastern