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History Detectives from Iowa June 28!

June 22, 2010

On Monday, June 28 the PBS series History Detectives will feature a segment from Iowa. Host Wes Cowan traveled to Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant to examine the history of a Copperhead cane. The cane - owned by Lancaster, Missouri resident Cindy Wilcox - is said to have been owned by Henry Clay Dean, a member of the powerful anti-Lincoln group "The Copperheads." Cowan spent time in Dean's stomping grounds in Iowa to track the story.


In Iowa, the program will air at 8 p.m. on Iowa Public Television.


History Detectives is a popular PBS series where history investigators crisscross the country, delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes, cities and small towns.


Watch a clip from the segment: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/video/8_bts_copperhead.html

For immediate release:
June 22, 2010

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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