Orphan Film Reel/Chinese Opium Scale/Hermann Goering's Shotgun (#406)
This history detectives research a newly discovered silent film; a Chinese opium scale that may have been used in Montana in the 1800s; and a shotgun that may have belonged to Hermann Goering. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Watch the full clip of the silent film "Devil Dog Dawson". 00:23
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Series Description: HISTORY DETECTIVES returns to explore the stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales told in cities across the country, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.
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