Don Wildman examines a revolutionary plow that sowed the seeds of a terrifying disaster, a primitive plane that challenges the history of flight and a deceptive coin that's designed to kill.Go to Episode
Chicago History Museum
Deep in the Chicago History Museum sits an object that speaks to the city’s darker past. This piece of vintage eyewear is inextricably linked to one of Chicago’s most heinous crimes.
1601 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
The Cold War Museum
The Cold War Museum is home to a US silver dollar and a strange pin. It’s an exact replica of a deadly contraption worn during one of the most dangerous top-secret missions in US history.
7142 Lineweaver Rd
Warrenton, VA 20187
Kansas State Historical Society
The Kansas Museum of History is home to a simple farm plow that changed the course of American history. It inadvertently contributed to one of the nation’s most tragic natural disasters.
6425 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
Staten Island Museum
On display at the Staten Island Museum is an odd, fractured brown mass. Surprisingly, it spawned a jaw-dropping product that has become a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry.
75 Stuyvesant Pl
Staten Island, NY 10301