Fifteen years ago, country music star and History Detectives fan Clint Black received a crumbling, faded scrapbook as a gift from his wife. The cover reads “1909” and inside Clint found hundreds of clippings for lost and wanted men from the early 20th century.
The antiques dealer who sold it to Clint’s wife says the book once belonged to the Sheriff of Leavenworth, KS. Clint asks History Detectives host Elyse Luray to find out the purpose behind this book and more about the Sheriff who used it.
Viewer Chriss Harper wrote to us after we aired and told us his father once owned the book that Clint Black now owns. Read the full story in our blogpost and check out the fantastic images he sent us in the slideshow below.
Leavenworth County Historical Society
1128 5th Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
First City Museum
743 Delaware Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Leavenworth Police Department from 1910
- Also with Elyse Luray Jigsaw Puzzle Does this puzzle depict a real event - women playing contact sports in the late 19th century?
- Also with Elyse Luray Lafayette China Did the Marquis de Lafayette give this china set to the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor?
- Related Investigation John Hunt Morgan Saddle Could this be a saddle from one of the most audacious attacks launched by the South during the Civil War?
- Also with Elyse Luray Drone Propellor Could this propellor have powered a top secret weapon that transformed modern warfare?
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