Don Wildman examines a lantern that guided a teenage girl on a quest to save lives, a homemade barrel used in a stunt, and a small metal fragment salvaged from a near-catastrophic disaster.Go to Episode
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a temple to the 16th president of the United States. But among the pristine artifacts on display is a small, rusty chisel. How was this tool tied to one most infamous criminal plots?
112 North 6th St
Springfield, IL 62701
Boone County Historical Society
Housed in a glass case at The Boone County Historical Center is a seemingly ordinary metal and glass lantern. But this beacon of light helped guide a brave teenager through a stormy night, on a life saving mission.
602 Story St
Boone, IA 50036
The John Dillinger Museum
Among the over 500 artifacts at the John Dillinger Museum is a whittled piece of wood, that upon first glance may look like a child’s toy. But this hand-carved artifact was integral to an audacious and daring scheme.
7770 Corinne Dr
Mount Blanco Fossil Museum
Leering at visitors at the The Mount Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton, Texas is a taxidermied animal that once stalked the surrounding community.
124 W. Main