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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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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.
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HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again.
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HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.
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Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

Eduardo investigates the story behind a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old “negro girl".
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Mysteries from the Wild West

The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.
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Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps Tukufu track down the true story behind a WWI poster.
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Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

Wes searches for the family of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier.
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Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy Toys

Was this picture frame crafted from wood from the Titanic, the Lusitania, or neither?
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Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pinup

Country star Clint Black is floored by what he learns about his book of wanted posters.