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Mysteries from the Wild West

The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.
Season 10 Episode 8 Length 53:09 Premiere: 04/01/13

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Season 10 Episodes

Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

S10 E9 Length 53:41 Premiere Date 01/08/13

Mysteries from the Wild West

S10 E8 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 04/01/13

Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

S10 E7 Length 52:31 Premiere Date 10/08/12

Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

S10 E6 Length 53:16 Premiere Date 10/01/12

Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy Toys

S10 E5 Length 53:11 Premiere Date 08/06/12

Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace Chief

S10 E4 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 07/30/12

Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pinup

S10 E3 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 07/23/12

Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom Line

S10 E2 Length 53:08 Premiere Date 07/23/12

Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zappa Collage

S10 E1 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 07/16/12

Mysteries from the Wild West - Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 04/01/13

Kit Carson Family Secrets

Clip Length 13:28 Premiere Date 04/01/13

Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Luck and the Loss

Clip Length 11:45 Premiere Date 04/01/13

Behind the Scenes - Flintlock Rifle

Clip Length 02:49 Premiere Date 04/27/03

Provenance

Clip Length 02:13 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Trash or Treasure

Clip Length 01:55 Premiere Date 05/31/03

House Dating

Clip Length 02:06 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Real or Fake

Clip Length 02:19 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Preservation

Clip Length 01:39 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Causes of the Civil War

Clip Length 01:37 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Thin Section Analysis

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Genealogy

Clip Length 01:36 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Underground Railroad

Clip Length 01:26 Premiere Date 05/31/03

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Home for Unwed Mothers/Long Expedition Encampment/Evelyn Nesbit Portrait

Premiered On: 09/19/2005

A search for a woman's parents stems from a medallion attached to her at adoption. Along the Missouri River in Omaha, archaeologists dig into an encampment from the "Long Expedition" of 1819. And a woman in New Jersey shows the portrait she believes is a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest illustrators and artists, Howard Chandler Christy.

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Premiered On: 06/19/2006

The detectives explore the history of 19th-century cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail while shedding light on a local mystery, examine a rare poster of Harry Houdini, and trace the origins of a flag that may have draped the coffin of President William McKinley.

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Wartime Baseball/Confederate Eyeglass/Howard Hughes' Invention

Premiered On: 06/26/2006

What can a baseball autographed by Dizzy Dean reveal about the influence of America's national pastime on racial integration? How can the intricacies of microphotography help uncover the truth behind a possible ?secret handshake? for Confederate supporters? And did Howard Hughes really invent an oil exploration device with which he is credited?

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Vicksburg Map; Coca-Cola Trade Card; Lawrence Strike

Premiered On: 07/06/2006

A contributor in West Virginia owns a pocket-sized card, dated 1886, depicting an image of a female model and imprinted with a rhyming verse; a man from Arizona owns a map that he believes is connected to the Civil War siege of Vicksburg; and a contributor in Massachusetts owns a billy club with the words ?Lawrence Strike? and the date 12/1/1912 cut crudely into the side.

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