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ENG101.B4H: College Writing (Norris)


Welcome to the Research Guide for ENG101, College Writing.  Please use this guide to find resources for your research paper on the Cocoanut Grove disaster.  Please contact myself or any BCC Librarian if you have any questions.

What happened at the Cocoanut Grove?


Cocoanut Grove fire, Boston, Nov. 28, 1942The Cocoanut Grove fire was one of the deadliest fires in United States history. The fire claimed over 490 lives, many trapped inside the building due to locked exits and a panicked stampede. 

Following the devastating fire, Massachusetts enacted laws banning flammable decorations and inward-swinging door exits.