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History Detectives

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Fri., January 30, 2015
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) helps uncover the story behind a poster that shows two black WWI soldiers. Also:a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that may have been used by George Washington; a transistor radio that may be one of the first of its kind; a Prohibition-era business card that may reveal a man's father's underworld ties.

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Fri., January 30, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A Kit Carson biography that may have belonged to his family members; a saddle linked to Hollywood stuntman Yakima Canutt; "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" sheet music with a curious inscription; a basket that may have been woven by a pivotal player in the Modoc Indian wars.

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Fri., January 30, 2015
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A bill of sale for a 17-year-old "negro girl" leads to a story of a person who went from being property to owning property; a powder horn is linked to a Revolutionary War soldier from Massachusetts. Also: a handwritten score for "The Star Spangled Banner"; a 1775 almanac that shows strained family ties during the Revolutionary War.

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Fri., January 30, 2015
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) helps uncover the story behind a poster that shows two black WWI soldiers. Also:a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that may have been used by George Washington; a transistor radio that may be one of the first of its kind; a Prohibition-era business card that may reveal a man's father's underworld ties.

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Fri., January 30, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A Kit Carson biography that may have belonged to his family members; a saddle linked to Hollywood stuntman Yakima Canutt; "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" sheet music with a curious inscription; a basket that may have been woven by a pivotal player in the Modoc Indian wars.

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Fri., January 30, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A bill of sale for a 17-year-old "negro girl" leads to a story of a person who went from being property to owning property; a powder horn is linked to a Revolutionary War soldier from Massachusetts. Also: a handwritten score for "The Star Spangled Banner"; a 1775 almanac that shows strained family ties during the Revolutionary War.

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

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

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Fri., February 6, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

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Fri., February 6, 2015
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

WETA HD Logo

Fri., February 6, 2015
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

WETA HD Logo

Fri., February 6, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

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Fri., February 6, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.