History Detectives

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Aug 04, 2003 on PBS
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The Depot That Made Dallas The Place: Dallas, Texas A local historian calls in the History Detectives to find out if a disused depot was the first railroad station in Texas and if it was responsible for putting Dallas on the map. Mexico Peso The Place: San Antonio, Texas Searching through his great-grandfather's belongings, a San Antonio man finds Mexican currency and suspects a link to infamous bandits Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa. Did this money play a part in the Mexican revolution in the 1910s and how did it end up in the hands of a quiet family man? Pirate Spyglass The Place: Texas City, Texas Jean Lafitte was a fearsome pirate, an ingenious privateer, and a war hero. A Texas library is donated a spyglass said to be handed down from Lafitte to his ship captain. Was it?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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