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History Detectives

Isleton Tong

The president of the historical society in Isleton, California has inherited a building that may be an old Chinese Tong. In the late 1800s, Tongs were places of protection and solidarity for outcast Chinese immigrants. But in the newspapers, these were secretive centers of gangland warfare and gambling. Host Gwendolyn Wright heads to California to unravel the mystery of the Chinese Tong.

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

An internment camp cane, the spyglass that saw revolution and a rare gold rush relic.
Season 9 Episode 6
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Top Secret Drone, Roosevelt's War Club & Clara Barton Letter

A WWII prototype drone, a war memento for Teddy Roosevelt and a letter from Clara Barton.
Season 9 Episode 5
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Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

A story of two Civil War letters, mystery aviation autographs & a 1950s black comic book.
Season 9 Episode 4
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John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

A spear from John Brown's raid, America's Siberian war and Ronald McDonald's first suit.
Season 9 Episode 3
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Propaganda Leaflet,Tiffany Window & Spanish Civil War Eulogy

Decoding a propaganda leaflet, the women behind Tiffany and a father's forgotten tribute.
Season 9 Episode 2
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A Hero in Hawaii, Civil War Cannon & Stuntman Pioneer

A WWII hero in Hawaii, the first shot of secession, and a stuntman who changed Hollywood.
Season 9 Episode 1
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Season 8, Episode 10

WB Cartoons; Galvez Papers; Mussolini's Dagger
Season 8 Episode 12
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Season 8, Episode 11

Chicago Clock; Universal Friends; War Dogs
Season 8 Episode 11
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