Titanic sinking felt in Durango

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Titanic sinking felt in Durango

Local man owes existence to twist of fate 100 years ago
Elks Lodge manager Faye Harmer shows original copies of The Boston Daily Globe from April 16, 1912, reporting the sinking of the Titanic. The copies reside in the Elks museum along with hundreds of other artifacts highlighting Elks and Durango history. The museum is open to the public by appointment.
Elks Lodge manager Faye Harmer shows original copies of The Boston Daily Globe from April 16, 1912, reporting the sinking of the Titanic. The copies can be found in the Elks museum along with hundreds of other artifacts highlighting Elks and Durango history. The museum is open to the public by appointment.
Victor Locke, of Durango, holds a laptop that displays his family’s website about his grandparents, who were scheduled to sail on the Titanic. Money wired to them did not make it in time and left them standing on the dock when the ship sailed.
A commemorative card in memory of the Titanic victims was handed to Edwin Snow Locke and Francis Emma Philbrook when they boarded the ship Mauritania as it sailed to the U.S. from London. The couple narrowly missed sailing on the Titanic.
Other Elks museum memorabilia

The Elks museum, housed upstairs at the East Second Avenue lodge, can be visited by appointment. In addition to newspapers heralding the Titantic disaster, visitors will see:
A steel wheel with a make-believe goat mounted on a bar inside. Inductees had to ride the goat, but no one is quite sure what the ritual entailed.
A dentist chair that was rigged with a battery to produce a shock.
A box camera that squirted water in the face of the inductee.
The June 8, 1876, edition of the Black Hills Pioneer and the July 6, 1876, edition of the Black Hills Tribune recount in front-page stories, respectively, the acquittal of the man who gunned down Wild Bill Hickock and the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Among the collection also are dice cages, alcohol-fueled parade torches, pins from scores of Elk lodges, ivory pool balls, photos of Durango volunteer fire crews, a pair of boxing gloves and two basketball jerseys bearing the name of the sponsor, Parsons Drug.

Titanic sinking felt in Durango

Elks Lodge manager Faye Harmer shows original copies of The Boston Daily Globe from April 16, 1912, reporting the sinking of the Titanic. The copies reside in the Elks museum along with hundreds of other artifacts highlighting Elks and Durango history. The museum is open to the public by appointment.
Elks Lodge manager Faye Harmer shows original copies of The Boston Daily Globe from April 16, 1912, reporting the sinking of the Titanic. The copies can be found in the Elks museum along with hundreds of other artifacts highlighting Elks and Durango history. The museum is open to the public by appointment.
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Victor Locke, of Durango, holds a laptop that displays his family’s website about his grandparents, who were scheduled to sail on the Titanic. Money wired to them did not make it in time and left them standing on the dock when the ship sailed.
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A commemorative card in memory of the Titanic victims was handed to Edwin Snow Locke and Francis Emma Philbrook when they boarded the ship Mauritania as it sailed to the U.S. from London. The couple narrowly missed sailing on the Titanic.
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