John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

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History Detectives Special Investigations Preview

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History Detectives

The detectives are back with a new mission: Solving the biggest mysteries in American history! History Detectives Special Investigations premieres Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

History Detectives

History Detectives

A matched set of Civil War-era pistols.

60 min.

History Detectives

History Detectives

Clint Black learns about an old book of wanted posters.

60 min.

Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

History Detectives

A story of two Civil War letters, mystery aviation autographs & a 1950s black comic book.

John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

History Detectives

A spear from John Brown's raid, America's Siberian war and Ronald McDonald's first suit.

Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker's...

Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker's...

History Detectives

An internment camp cane, the spyglass that saw revolution and a rare gold rush relic.

Schedule

Wednesday
11/26/14 4:00 AM
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Wednesday
11/26/14 9:00 PM
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Wednesday
11/26/14 10:00 PM
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Wednesday
12/3/14 12:00 AM
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Coca-Cola Trade Card; Vicksburg Map; Lawrence Strike The Chisholm Trail; Harry Houdini Poster; McKinley Casket Flag Coca-Cola Trade Card; Vicksburg Map; Lawrence Strike Orphan Film Reel; Chinese Opium Scale; Hermann Goering's Shotgun

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In this episode, Wes Cowan looks into whether this weapon was part of abolitionist John Brown's notorious Harpers Ferry raid. Then, words etched into a bullet lead Eduardo Pagan to ask why US troops spent time in Siberia during World War I. Finally, Elyse Luray falls in love with a Ronald McDonald costume, complete with clown shoes. Was it the first costume of the Ronald McDonald campaign?

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