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98 Years ago today.

Mbandy

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#1
It was 98 years ago today that RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Titanic's last remaining survivor, Milvina Dean, passed away just last June.

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jun/01/local/me-millvina-dean1

Here in Las Vegas there is a Titanic exhibit. It used to be at the Tropicana but now it is at the Luxor. It has a lot of artifacts from Titanic including a 15 ton piece of the hull. For anyone visiting here, it is well worth the price of admission.

http://www.luxor.com/attractions/attractions_titanic.aspx
 

Mbandy

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#4
Wish I could make a quick trip to see that. Would love to but Alaska coming up soon.

Susan
It really is interesting. I remember watching on the news as they moved the huge piece of the hull across the Strip from Tropicana to Luxor on a special truck.

At the beginning of the exhibit they give you a "passport" with the name of one of Titanic's passengers. You take the tour with headsets and a tape recording explaining what you are seeing. At the end of the tour there is a list of survivors and those who perished and you get to see if the name on your passport was one or the other (kinda creepy). I haven't seen it at the Luxor but I assume it is still the same tour.
 

H2O babe

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#7
Michael - when we were in Vegas last year for spring break we went to the Luxor and really enjoyed the Titantic exhibit. I was on the surviving passenger list but my 20 year old son was not! I highly recommend going if you are in or near Las Vegas. This spring break we flew into Vegas as our gateway to hiking at Zion and Bryce in Utah and I noticed that it's still at the Luxor. If we would have had time in Vegas I would have taken hubby as he wasn't with last year when I went with the boys. It was very well worth the time and money.

Kay
 

Mbandy

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#8
Glad you made it Kay, sorry about your son :whistle: I didn't survive either.

A bit of Titanic Trivia that's related to the movie is that at one of the Titanic cemetaries in Nova Scotia there is the grave of a J. Dawson. I don't know what the J stands for though, probably not Jack. As I understand it, J. Dawson was a crew member, a stoker who shoveled coal in to the boilers. The writers of the movie had no idea there was really a J. Dawson on board. The link will show a picture.

http://www.linkertonpublishing.com/...otia-titanic-gravesite-graves-cemetery-14.jpg
 

Whimsy

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#9
When I was a little girl my great uncle told us how he missed the Titanic. I was fascinated with this story and from little on my ears always perked up at the mention of that ship. I have been to see every exhibit that has passed thru this area and the one in Branson. I am totally fascinated with this piece of history that could of been a real tragedy in my family. I'm sure if I ever make it to Vegas I will see that one too.

I heard they are going to remake the Titanic in 3D for it's 100th anniversary. I am sure I will be one of the first lined up to see it.