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Titanic story coming to Southbridge

History, myth, hubris abound in disaster tale

April 10, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — Most people know – and dread – April 15 because it's tax day.

This year, it's also the 100th anniversary of an event that has taken on almost mythic proportions — the sinking of the "unsinkable" Titanic on its maiden voyage.

That story has two local connections. This year, on Wednesday, April 11, the Southbridge Historical Society offers an audience-involved presentation on it by Patricia Perry. In 1912, one of the passengers the ship took to a watery grave was a key player in a shadowy plan to build what's now known as the Grand Trunk Railroad through this region, Charles Hays.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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