Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom Line
In this episode, Wes tracks down the original owner of a pair of Civil War pistols.
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- Web Extra: Jamerson Jam Watch this extended version of the Funk Brothers jam session.
- Web Extra: Hollywood Sign Construction Watch archive footage of the Hollywood sign being constructed.
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- Web Extra: Wes on Fakes History Detectives host Wes Cowan talks about fakes.
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