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Remembering Major Archibald Butt and the Titanic Memorials in Washington, DC
Remember Major Archibald Butt, who perished in the 1912 Titanic disaster. Read this guest post to learn more about the Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain and the Women's Titanic Memorial in DC. See photos, maps and learn more!
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100 Years Ago Today: Captain A.H. Rostron Awarded Congressional Medal at White House
100 years ago today, Captain A.H. Rostron was presented with a Congressional Medal in the East Room of the White House by President Taft for "acts of unusual heroism." Read our post to learn more about the award and the Titanic connection to President Taft.
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100 Years Ago Today: The Washington Times Front Page on the Evening of the Titanic's Sinking
100 years ago today, the Washington Times front page reported on the Titanic's sinking. Little did they know that one of D.C.'s own, Archibald Butt, was on board.
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Major Archibald Butt, D.C. Resident, Boards Titanic for Transatlantic Crossing
Archibald Willingham Butt was a successful and well-known military aide to presidents Roosevelt and Taft. He was fiercely loyal to both men and near the end of Taft’s term in 1912, it was clear that Roosevelt was disgruntled with Taft and would run against him. Major Butt was caught in the middle with equal but divided loyalties.
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Old Ads and Classifieds: An Amazing Discover of Titanic and Carpathia Ads from 1912
Take a step back in time and explore these amazing Titanic and Carpathia ads from 1912. Discover the Washington residents aboard the ill-fated Atlantic crossing and the ship that rescued its survivors.
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Faces of Yesterday: Dime Messenger Service Boys Working in Washington D.C. in 1912
Remembering the Dime Messenger Service boys who worked in Washington D.C. in 1912. Meet Eddie Tahoory and Earle Griffith, two young boys working at the headquarters at 1228 H St. NW. Discover the stories behind the faces of yesterday.
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