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By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

The coat that proved unsinkable


January 17, 2019

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Titanic on her maiden voyage.

Cottage Grove, being a small town out in the sticks, doesn't usually come to mind when you think of the drama and tragedy associated with the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage.

At the time of the 1912 disaster, Cottage Grove could boast of 1850 inhabitants, just 300 more than the number of lives lost on the ocean liner, The Titanic. One of the 710 who survived the sinking was Miss Marion Wright, who was crossing the Atlantic to start a new life as the future wife of Cottage Grove orchard owner Arthur Woolcott.

After the survivors landed in New York City, there was much confusi...

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