100-year-old newspaper documents Titanic's sinking

ELGIN, SC (WIS) - One-hundred years ago this month, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic went on its maiden voyage and never returned home after sinking to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Charles Moore has a physical piece of that history that is exactly 100 years old on Thursday -- a copy of the April 19, 1912 Atlanta Journal that documents the sinking of the famous doomed ship.

Moore has spent 50 years collecting odds and ends from yard sales. He has dozens of old newspapers and magazines.

"I've got old papers in there since Like when President Kennedy got shot, when Elvis died, when Reagan got shot," Moore said.

But nothing matches the age and the surprising story of how he got the 100-year-old newspaper.

"I bought it at a yard sale or flea market probably 30 years ago or longer," Moore said.

"It's an original. It's not a reproduction. It might mean something to a lot of people to know it's still around."

It may be frayed and falling apart, but you can still see some of the eye-catching headlines and stories: "LIFEBOATS INADEQUATE." "210 CREW SAVED." "GOVERNMENT DEMANDS THE WHOLE TRUTH."

"It was a sad, but important event that happened and it's worth holding onto anything you get about it," Moore said.

Moore doesn't know how much the paper is worth today. He says he's more interested in its historic value and would like to share it with others.

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