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Default The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

It's the 95th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in
Boston that killed 21 people and injured hundreds mo [...]
But I wonder why every account of the story that I've read, all the
measurements are metric. Was it commonplace to the metric system in
1919 Boston?


Stephen Puleo's book "Dark Tide" (which I have) uses tons and gallons,
and so do all the newspaper reports of the time that he quotes. The
only metric units he uses are for money.

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