HELENA – Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, mark the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage from Britain to New York City.
Twenty of the passengers had strong Montana ties, said Montana Historical Society Reference Historian Zoe Ann Stoltz.
At that time the Titanic was hailed as one the most luxurious ocean liners ever built. It left Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, carrying approximately 2,200 passengers and crew. It’s estimated that only 713 survived.
Researching the Titanic’s tragedy has become a passion for Stoltz as she tries to learn their stories.
They were millionaires, miners and homesteaders, she said, in other words, “a microcosm of Montana.”
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