Do this Ohio couple live in a relic from years gone by?
1916: All over the country, new suburban neighborhoods are being created. In Akron, Ohio a couple thinks there might be more to some of these suburban houses than meets the eye. They think their house might be part of a phenomenon that changed the country forever: a Sears home.
Anything could be bought from a Sears catalog, but the ultimate product was a mail-order home.
History Detectives investigates whether Sears, Roebuck & Co. built the home at a time when communities were springing up almost overnight during the industrial boom.
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Pancho Villa Watch Fob Did the owner of this watch fob witness the horrifying raid on Pancho Villa?
- Also in this episode Bonnie & Clyde's Bullets Are these the bullets that ended one of the most infamous crime-sprees in American history?
- Also in Season 1 Independence Trumpet Is a Pennsylvania man's trumpet somehow tied to the Revolutionary War?
- Also with Gwen Wright Moon Museum Was work by major artists, including Andy Warhol, smuggled to the moon?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Ventriloquist Dummy How did an African-American ventriloquist act become so successful in a time of racial unrest?
- Also in Season 1 Whaling Ship Might a ship docked in Mystic Seaport, hold secrets to the Underground Railroad?
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