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How the sinking Titanic raised a new era in journalism

April 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It was the news story that forever changed the way news was shared.
One hundred years ago, when a “tweet” was simply the sound a bird made, the story of the Titanic’s sinking spread across the globe via a network of amateurs who used a then-cutting-edge radio technology. Continue Reading

For Northland, Titanic’s sinking was an immigrants’ tale

April 14, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The Iron Range was a draw for immigrants by the turn of the century, and many men who thrived there returned to their home countries to bring more people over for the riches in America. By 1912, it was common for those who had established themselves in the U.S. to go back and act as travel guides for others coming to the West. In other cases, family members came on their own to join relatives.
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Titanic disaster still echoes in the Northland

April 14, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Today and Monday, on the 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the News Tribune has stories of the many people with Northland connections who were witness to an event that still lights the imagination.
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Titanic hooked us on disasters

April 14, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Epic disasters the anguished cries, the stories of heroism are the central narratives of our age, both enthralling and horrifying. And our obsession began a century ago, unfolding in just 160 stunning minutes, on a supposedly unsinkable ship, as more than 1,500 souls slipped into the icy waters of the North Atlantic.
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Duluth wireless operator heard word of Titanic

April 14, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

It was faint, relaying across about 2,000 miles, but Mrs. Otto Redfern at United Wireless in Duluth said she heard the Morse call tap from Jack Phillips:
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Reminders of that night left her cold

April 14, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

After the Titanic sank, Alice Munger Silvey would leave Duluth before the Fourth of July each year. The fireworks over the harbor reminded her all too much of the worst night of her life.
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Her death foretold, she decided to live

April 14, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

First-class Titanic passenger Constance Willard of Duluth was nothing if not eccentric and, given the little information anyone has learned about her since April 1912, a mysterious woman as well.
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Events around the world mark Titanic anniversary

April 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LONDON (AP) From Titanic’s birthplace in a Belfast shipyard to its resting place in the North Atlantic, thousands were gathering Saturday to remember the cruise ship that embarked on its maiden voyage as an icon of Edwardian luxury but became, in a few dark hours 100 years ago, an enduring emblem of tragedy. Continue Reading

Children of the Titanic

April 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

More than half the passengers were in third class, the cheapest ticket. Most were immigrants wanting a new life in America.
Johan Svensson of Sweden was on his way to South Dakota. Continue Reading

Titanic victim was headed to Ethan

April 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Olof Elon Osén had left his native Sweden and was headed to Ethan for a new life in a new land when the huge ocean liner Titanic struck an iceberg and sank. Continue Reading