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Did Chinook woman survive the Titanic?

Courtesy photo, Blaine County History Museum

Inset: An undated photo of Bessie Kirkhoven, taken in Chinook.

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Background: The RMS Titanic at the docks of Southampton, England, just prior to its April 10, 1912 maiden voyage.

With the centennial of the Titanic's sinking this weekend, many people's thoughts have been going back to that doomed voyage.

One man's thoughts inspired him to call us at the Havre Daily News, which led us on our own voyage through Hi-Line history to uncover a local connection to the tragedy buried almost as deeply as the ship's remains.

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