History Detectives

Season 1 Episode 3

New England

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 16, 2003 on PBS
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New England
Morgan Whaling Ship The Place: Mystic, Connecticut Did this Charles W. Morgan whaling ship smuggle slaves out of the south as part of the Underground Railroad? The History Detectives are called in to find out. Witch's House? The Place: Essex County, Massachusetts Did Martha Carrier, who was hanged as a witch, once own Benjamin Abbot's house? The History Detectives must rely on historical research, Martha's descendents and even experts from around the world to solve the case. 1909 Jigsaw Puzzle The Place: Worcester, Massachusetts A quirky jigsaw puzzle of women playing football in the 1800s puzzles the History Detectives. A jigsaw expert, sport historian, magazine collector and antiquities society help solve the riddle.moreless

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Wes Cowan

Wes Cowan

antiques appraiser/auctioneer

Elyse Luray

Elyse Luray

antiques appraiser

Gwen Wright

Gwen Wright

Columbia University architectural historian

Tukufu Zuberi

Tukufu Zuberi

University of Pennsylvania sociologist

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