A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a portable projection screen that may have helped save the Free World. It came her way with a letter stating that in 1962, it was borrowed from a club of 3-D photography enthusiasts in Dayton, Ohio, to show President John F. Kennedy the aerial spy photos that helped him resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The detectives investigate a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections, what could be an early 'Amos 'n' Andy' record and a painting with potential ties to women's suffrage. 8/6/2013
Charles Burns of Bakersfield, purchased this leather bound edition of Life and Adventures of Kit Carson at the estate sale of a Wild West book collector. Leafing through the book Charles was amazed to find the names of Kit Carson s family written in a page near the center. Tukufu Zuberi takes on the challenge to find out whether this book once belonged to the Kit Carson family.
We investigate four stories from the American West. Did this biography of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson once belong to members of his family? Then, a rodeo saddle tells the story of movie stuntman Yakima Canutt. Discover the meaning behind an inscription on sheet music of the popular western song Tumbling Tumbleweeds? Did a pivotal character in the Modoc Indian wars weave this basket?
America's top gumshoes are back for a 10th season.
The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West. 4/2/2013
Archive footage of the Sons of the Pioneers performing Tumbling Tumbleweeds.
In this episode, Eduardo investigates the life story behind with a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old negro girl. Gwen traces a powder horn from a muddy Minnesota field to the American Revolution. Elyse asks what role a handwritten score played in the creation of our national anthem. Finally, notes in a 1775 Almanac tell how conflicting loyalties strained family ties during the Revolution.
Musician Gene Newberry cherishes a plaque he owns with the sheet music and 45 recording of the Sons of the Pioneers iconic song, Tumbling Tumbleweeds. But it contains a mysterious inscription by original band member, Bob Nolan: To Fred This was the second song I wrote 1932. It has been both good and bad to me. Bob Nolan. Hosts Eduardo Pag n and Elyse Luray investigate the story.
See stories concerning an early American bill of sale, a powder horn, the Star Spangled Banner and a 1775 almanac. 1/8/2013
Exclusive for History Detectives. Rusty Richards performs 'So You Want to be a Cowboy'.
In this excerpt from the Kit Carson Biography investigation, History Detective Tukufu Zuberi meets with fellow detective Wes Cowan to discuss Kit Carson s background. They inspect a copy of Kit Carson s autobiography and confirm that it is a first edition of the book. Zuberi then meets with David Remly, a writer who has researched Kit Carson and his family extensively.
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