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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas. Can modern forensics help the History Detectives crack the case?
Season 11 Episode 3 Length 54:41 Premiere: 07/15/14

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History Detectives

About History Detectives

America's top gumshoes are on the case to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Exploring historical objects and the stories behind them, History Detectives crisscrosses the country delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes.

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Secrets of the Tape/Mountain Mail Bag/Banned Birth Control Box

Premiered On: 08/15/2005

A man in Opelika, AL thinks he may have the first commercially produced car tape player in the U.S. Was its technology stolen from the Nazis in the closing days of World War II? A resident of Modesto, CA wonders whether an unusual leather satchel was used by a Norwegian immigrant who risked life and limb to hand-deliver the mail across the Sierra Mountains in the years before the Civil War. And a Missouri resident shows an unusual wooden box that may once have contained a birth control device. How would a family in remote, rural Missouri have obtained such a device during a time when they were banned as lewd and immoral?

  • Tuesday August 23, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday August 23, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday August 28, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday August 28, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET2

Doc Holliday's Watch/Civil War Female Soldiers/Japanese Internment Camp Artwork

Premiered On: 08/22/2005

A pawn store clerk in Tulsa, OK has a watch that may have been a gift from frontier lawman Wyatt Earp to dentist, gambler, and gunman ?Doc? Holliday?perhaps in gratitude for his help at the OK Corral. A Louisiana resident wonders whether the fine-boned, slight-figured soldier featured in a Civil War photograph is actually a woman in disguise. And an intern at a San Francisco historical archive shows a set of 10 postcard-size watercolors painted on the back of a Japanese-American internment notice from 1942.

  • Tuesday August 30, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday August 30, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday September 4, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday September 4, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET2

Hermann Goering's Shotgun/Calf Creek Arrow/The Edison House

Premiered On: 08/29/2005

A Lewiston, NY man believes his shotgun may have belonged to Hermann Goering?the former head of the mighty German Luftwaffe?and was looted at the time of Goering's arrest in 1945. An Oklahoma resident shows an unusual bison skull found in a dry riverbed. Does the handmade point lodged in the bone date back to the Calf Creek culture of 3000 BC? And a Union, NJ resident wonders whether his home was designed and built by inventor Thomas Edison.

  • Tuesday September 6, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday September 6, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday September 11, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday September 11, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET2

Coney Island Lion/Legacy of a Doll/Ballet Shoes

Premiered On: 09/05/2005

A New York resident wonders whether a pair of giant zinc lion's claws once adorned a huge lion that greeted visitors to Steeplechase Park in Coney Island. A Maryland woman shows a rare and beautiful ?Greiner? doll with a note pinned to its dress that says it once belonged to a former slave of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. And a 13-year-old ballerina in Long Island, NY explores her grandmother's stories of having made ballet shoes for many of the top dancers of the 1920s and '30s, including legendary Ziegfeld star Marilyn Miller.

  • Tuesday September 13, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday September 13, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday September 18, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday September 18, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET2
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Portrait of George Washington/Revolutionary War Poem/Revolutionary War Cannon - S3 E5

  • Wednesday August 10, 2022 3:30 am ET on KET2
  • Wednesday August 10, 2022 2:30 am CT on KET2
  • Tuesday August 9, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday August 9, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Cherokee Bible/Slave Banjo/United Empire Loyalists - S3 E4

  • Sunday August 7, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday August 7, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Tuesday August 2, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday August 2, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Arthur Szyk's Earliest Cartoons/Professor Lowe's Hot Air Balloon/Chemical Warfare Map - S3 E3

  • Sunday July 31, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 31, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Black Star Line Stock Certificates/Mickey Mouse's Origin/Pro-Nazi Newspaper in Texas - S3 E2

  • Sunday July 24, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
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Season 11 Episodes

HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

S11 E3 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 07/15/14

HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

S11 E2 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 07/08/14

HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

S11 E1 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 07/01/14

Specials

Season 7, Episode 11

Length 54:38 Premiere Date 09/06/09

Season 7, Episode 10

Length 54:38 Premiere Date 08/30/09

Season 7 Highlights

Length 04:31 Premiere Date 06/10/09

Camp David Letter

Length 18:13 Premiere Date 07/13/08

Elyse Luray on Being a History Detective

Length 03:24 Premiere Date 05/31/05

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