A miniaturist recently rediscovered a purchase he had made at an auction several years before.
Wrapped in a newspaper dated 1960 were two peculiar pins that had been manipulated so they could contain some kind of liquid.
Could these pins be the actual prototypes of a poison-filled pin that U2 pilot Gary Powers was carrying when his spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in the early years of the Cold War?
History Detectives heads to Washington D.C. and top secret Army base, Fort Detrick, Maryland to take a closer look at Cold War intrigue and the device that may have fueled the ultimate showdown.
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- Also with Elyse Luray Chicago Clock What role did this clock play in keeping 19th century America running on time?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Early Monopoly Could this be the earliest version of the world's best-selling board game?
- Also in Season 3 Long Expedition Is this the site of the one of the most significant expeditions in the United States?
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