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History Detectives | Cobb Powder Horn | PBS

Duration: 11:52
Program: History Detectives #1009
Broadcast Date: Jan. 8, 2013

Almost a hundred years ago in Bemidji, MN, 10 year-old Joseph Burns wriggled his feet in the mud and felt something solid. He reached down and pulled out a powder horn engraved with these words: For Captain Richard Cobb-1762. After all these years, Joseph’s son Robert takes his question to host Gwen Wright: Who is Captain Richard Cobb and what is the story behind this horn?

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Post Date: January 9, 2013