THE GREAT FIRES OF BOSTON
A discussion with the author of the best-selling book Boston on Fire





    THE HISTORY OF FIRE right click - Save Target As - to download

    Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the history of fire fighting, namely, the importance of a fire alarm system and the significance of the telegraph as they related to fire safety. Produced by John Horrigan and edited by Steve Russo. Running Time is 07:41


    THE CONVENT FIRE OF 1834 right click - Save Target As - to download

    Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the burning of the Ursuline Convent in 1834 by a drunken mob of arsonists who wanted to "take care of the Irish Catholic problem" in Boston. Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 6:08


    COLONIAL FIRE OF 1679 right click - Save Target As - to download

    Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the fire of 1679 and the people who were falsely accused of setting it. Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 01:50.


    THE GREAT FIRE OF 1872 right click - Save Target As - to download

    Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the Great Fire of 1872, known as "Damrell's Fire". Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 17:33.


    THE COCOANUT GROVE TRAGEDY right click - Save Target As - to download

    Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the November 28th, 1942 conflagration that took hundreds of lives in a popular night club. Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 35:47.


    THE ARSON CAPITAL OF THE NATION right click - Save Target As - to download

    Author Stephanie Schorow discusses a series of arson fires that plagued Boston in the 1970's and early 1980's. Produced by John Horrigan and edited by Steve Russo. Running Time is 09:13.






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