Boise Researcher: Six Titanic Passengers Were Bound for Idaho

Apr 17, 2012

The story of the Titanic is a familiar one.  The ship sank in the frigid waters of the north Atlantic 100 years ago on April 15th.  Much less familiar, though, is the story of Idaho’s connection to the doomed ship.  That prompted Alan Virta to do some digging.  The retired archivist from Boise State University has researched the six passengers who boarded the ship and listed locations in Idaho as their final destinations.  Alan Virta says there were four immigrants and two visitors headed to Idaho.