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History Detectives

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Fri., April 18, 2014
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

WWII Diary; 1856 Mormon Table; Annie Oakley Coin  

The sixth season begins with a diary of a WWII pilot; an 1856 book that might be the memoirs of a New York woman married to a Mormon elder; and an 1853 Napoleon coin that may have been shot by Annie Oakley.

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Fri., April 18, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

Red Hand Flag; Seth Eastman Painting; Isleton Tong  

A painting that might have been done by artist Seth Eastman; a building that may have housed a Chinese tong; and a flag that might have been carried into battle by a black infantry regiment in World War I.

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Fri., April 18, 2014
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

Japanese Balloon Bomb; Society Circus Program; Camp David Letter  

A balloon scrap that may be part of a WWII-era Japanese weapon; the program from a 1933 Boy Scouts benefit; the connection between a Navy captain and Camp David.

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Fri., April 18, 2014
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

WWII Diary; 1856 Mormon Table; Annie Oakley Coin  

The sixth season begins with a diary of a WWII pilot; an 1856 book that might be the memoirs of a New York woman married to a Mormon elder; and an 1853 Napoleon coin that may have been shot by Annie Oakley.

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Fri., April 18, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Red Hand Flag; Seth Eastman Painting; Isleton Tong  

A painting that might have been done by artist Seth Eastman; a building that may have housed a Chinese tong; and a flag that might have been carried into battle by a black infantry regiment in World War I.

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Fri., April 18, 2014
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Japanese Balloon Bomb; Society Circus Program; Camp David Letter  

A balloon scrap that may be part of a WWII-era Japanese weapon; the program from a 1933 Boy Scouts benefit; the connection between a Navy captain and Camp David.

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Fri., April 25, 2014
6:00 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., April 25, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

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., April 25, 2014
8:00 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., April 25, 2014
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., April 25, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

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., April 25, 2014
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.