Saturday, November 11, 2006

A Bit of History Sails Through Atlanta



No, I'm not intentionally making a metaphor for the elections in Georgia held last Tuesday..................

But we are priviledged to have an exhibition on the R.M.S. Titanic visit Atlanta. It opens today and is being held at the Atlanta Civic Center. As someone who was excited to see lumps of coal recovered from the engine room of the ship, I'm definitely going to be viewing this exhibit.

According to this AJC article by Jim Auchmutey, there were a few Georgians or those with Georgia connections on that fateful voyage in 1912. Patricia Futrelle of Marietta shares some info. about a distant relative of her's that was on the ship.

I didn't realize that Isadore Strauss, the Macey's tycoon, actually grew up near Columbus. In one of the most moving stories involved with the Titanic, Mr. Strauss and his wife Ida perished aboard the ship. Ida could have claimed a spot in a lifeboat. But she refused to leave her husband's side. Instead, she chose to share her husband's fate.

The article is a good read. And this exhibition is sure to be a must see.

4 comments:

Steve said...

Thats an unsinkable post.

Steve said...

Thats an unsinkable post.

Steve said...

Thats an unsinkable post.

Button Gwinnett said...

Hardy har har har! ;-)