When an industrial tank collapsed in Boston’s North End in 1919, a wave of molasses destroyed the surrounding neighborhood. 21 people were killed and at least 150 were injured, along with an untold number of horses. This tragedy is made all the worse by the fact that it was entirely preventable. Find out more in this week’s episode!
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When smallpox threatened Boston in 1721, Cotton Mather was a leading advocate of inoculation. How did this influential Puritan, best known for his role in the Salem witch trials, become an advocate for scientific medicine? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!
Continue reading Episode 2: How Cotton Mather Saved Boston
How did early Boston “celebrate” on November 5th each year? By drinking, brawling, and burning effigies of the Pope, of course. Listen to this week’s episode to find out more!
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Welcome to HUB History, the show that brings you fascinating stories from Boston’s history. Your hosts, Nikki and Jake, are tour guides, Boston history buffs, and now podcasters. We can’t wait to share our favorite stories from Boston’s long history.
The first episode is called “Remember remember the fifth of November,” and it will air on October 30. It involves http://healthsavy.com Boston patriots, George Washington, heavy drinking, and of course rioting. It’s the perfect Boston story!
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