History Detectives: Mickey Mouse Mystery
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History Detectives: Mickey Mouse Mystery

Saturday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Among this week's history mysteries: the true origin of the world's most famous mouse.

Popular history has it that Mickey Mouse was born from a drawing sketched on a napkin by Walt Disney during a train ride from New York to Los Angeles in 1928. A San Francisco toy collector, however, believes his small mouse figurine may turn the legend of Mickey on its ears. With a red label on its chest that reads "Micky" and a patent label on the bottom of one foot that says "Pat. Aug. 17, 1926,"the figure appears to have been produced two years before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse.

Pictured left to right: Gwen Wright, Eduardo Pagan, Tukufu Zuberi, Elyse Luray, Wes Cowan.