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History Detectives

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

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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World War II Diary; 1856 Mormon Tale; Annie Oakley Coin
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Investigating a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections.
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Season 7 Highlights

Investigating strange and mysterious objects from the past.
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Camp David Letter

Could this box hold information about the founding of a secret Presidential retreat?
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Elyse Luray on Being a History Detective

Elyse covers the tough questions about being on the History Detectives beat.
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Season 7, Episode 11

Duke Ellington Plates; "Scottsboro Boys" Stamp; Civil War Bridge