History Detectives

Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

Season 10 Episode 9 | 53m 41s

In this episode, Eduardo investigates the life story behind with a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old “negro girl.” Gwen traces a powder horn from a muddy Minnesota field to the American Revolution. Elyse asks what role a handwritten score played in the creation of our national anthem. Finally, notes in a 1775 Almanac tell how conflicting loyalties strained family ties during the Revolution.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: TV-G

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