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A brave young immigrant

When Anna Sophia Turja of Finland boarded the Titanic in Southampton on April 10, 1912, she looked forward to starting a new life in America at the home of her sister and brother-in-law. 589 more words

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Immigrants on the Titanic

With so many discussions of immigration at the forefront of today’s news, let’s take a look at the immigrants who boarded the Titanic. What were the immigration requirements in 1912? 551 more words

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Episode 3 The Gypsies are Coming

In this episode, MacGyver runs into Sid Haig, who’s all Sid Haig-y about wearing a turban. Following that encounter, Mac eats some ice cream, and falls in with a family of gypsies. 9 more words

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Her's Day Thursday

Its a new year and I’ve got a new lady from history who went “beast mode” before there ever was such a term! Today’s BAMF is… 497 more words

RMS Carpathia

The RMS Carpathia is not as well known, nor grand as her sister ship the RMS Titanic.

Upon hearing of the sinking of Tinanic, she put all of her steam power into the rescueing of  passengers of her dear sister ship, mind you she knew of the dangers of crossing the Atlantic at full speed with icebergs ahead. 50 more words

The Car Aboard Titanic

Titanic’s cargo consisted of a wide variety of items being exported to America—everything from “dragon’s blood” used in cosmetics, cases of ostrich feathers for women’s hats, and even a rare copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 296 more words

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Denver's Unsinkable Titanic Passenger

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Margaret Brown’s home in Denver and learn more about this fascinating Titanic survivor and her family. 850 more words

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