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History Detectives

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Fri., August 28, 2015
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

China Marine Jacket; Airstream Caravan; Lincoln Forgery?  

An Airstream caravan; a Marine's jacket from WWII with stitched inscriptions; and sheet music that reportedly has Abraham Lincoln's signature.

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Fri., August 28, 2015
10:00 am
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Hindenburg Artifact; Bonus Army Stamp; Dempsey Fight Belt  

An artifact that could be from the Hindenburg; a stamp that may be connected to the Bonus Army March on Washington in 1932; and a bell that may have been ringside at a Jack Dempsey boxing match.

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Fri., August 28, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

GAR Photograph; Bill Pickett Saddle; Hitler Films  

Previously aired segments are featured, including a saddle that may have been owned by cowboy legend Bill Pickett; film cans that may contain archival footage of Nazi officials; and a photo that may depict white Civil War soldiers standing with two black men, all of whom are thought to be members of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Fri., September 4, 2015
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

Black Tom Shell; USS Olympia Glass; Front Street Blockhouse  

An artillery shell that may have been part of an attack on the U.S. during WWI; glass art that may depict a cruiser commanded by Commo. George Dewey; and a house that might have been used to guard against attacks during the French and Indian War.

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Fri., September 4, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

John Adams Book; Mankato Spoon; NC-4: First Across the Atlantic  

A spoon that has an image of people hanging from a gallows; a book that might contain a John Adams inscription and signature; and a square of fabric that may be from the NC-4, a flying boat that was the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic.

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Fri., September 4, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Black Tom Shell; USS Olympia Glass; Front Street Blockhouse  

An artillery shell that may have been part of an attack on the U.S. during WWI; glass art that may depict a cruiser commanded by Commo. George Dewey; and a house that might have been used to guard against attacks during the French and Indian War.

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Fri., September 4, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

John Adams Book; Mankato Spoon; NC-4: First Across the Atlantic  

A spoon that has an image of people hanging from a gallows; a book that might contain a John Adams inscription and signature; and a square of fabric that may be from the NC-4, a flying boat that was the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic.