History Detectives

Season 8 Episode 18

Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker's Gold Rush Hype

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 26, 2011 on PBS
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Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker's Gold Rush Hype
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In this episode, can the Japanese characters carved into this cane unlock the mystery of a family's past in a World War II relocation camp? Elyse Luray tries to trace an unusual wooden telescope to its Revolution-era ancestor. And Wes Cowan explores a story of California Gold Rush hype in the form of an unusual drawing.moreless

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