History Detectives: A Short-Snorter Story

History Detectives: A Short-Snorter Story

Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m.

An Omaha family has a puzzling $6 bill dated February 17, 1776; they're eager to learn the story behind it. Gwen Wright travels to New York City to investigate an artifact that could represent America's first declaration of its independence.

Then, a New York City man has a British 10-shilling note dated July 25, 1942, that is an autograph hunter's dream: a single slip of paper, called a "short-snorter," signed by most every luminary on the Allied side of World War II, from Patton to Churchill to Roosevelt. What is the story behind this oddity?

Finally, a woman in Charlotte, North Carolina, owns an unassuming pin that, according to family lore, is actually made of metal drawn from the Liberty Bell. It seems unfathomable that a piece of this iconic symbols could have been melted down for a mere memento. Detective Elyse Luray is on the case.

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