History Detectives

Season 5 Episode 505

Episode Five

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 23, 2007 on PBS
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Great Mexican War Poster - While cleaning the basement of a newly purchased home, a man from San Francisco discovered a pile of colorful posters announcing the "Great Mexican War." Are these posters from news reels of the Mexican Revolution and did the cinematographer witness to this epic war? Nora Holt Autograph Book - When memorabilia collector, Mayme Agnew Clayton, died; a leather autograph book was found that belonged to Nora Holt. This luminary of the Harlem Renaissance had signatures of Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. What does this book imply? Muhlenberg Robe - Washington's cherry tree, Betsy Ross' flag, Revere's ride...now Muhlenberg's Robe may be added to the list of debatable Revolutionary War legends. The detectives find out if Lutheran Reverend Peter Mulenberg really tore off his robe and gathered 300 men to join the American Revolution.moreless

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