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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Jan 30, 2014

Clues to treasure may be where you least expect them.  We all know about poring over old county history books and old school yearbooks, looking for places to metal detect.

But here's another source, just for YOU, because few other people have access to this private source:  Your old family photographs! 

Next time you...


Jan 28, 2014

Can you name the American fiction author whose works have been translated into the most languages? 

The answer is Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason.  Gardner was a self-taught attorney who found writing for the pulp magazines more exciting than lawyering. 

In 1949, Gardner was asked to create a new radio...


Jan 21, 2014

Stars in the Air was on the air for just shy of seven months.  Like the Screen Guild Theater, it featured the biggest Hollywood stars in half-hour adaptations of famous movies. 

It was a project of the actors' union, the Screen Actors Guild, and the performers worked for little or no pay, because they saw their work as...


Jan 17, 2014

One of the first "old" coins many of find when we begin metal detecting is the Indian head penny.

Why did the Flying Eagle cent, which preceded the Indian head penny, last just three years? 

Who was used as a model for the Indian on the penny? 

And which Indian head penny is worth a thousand dollars, even...


Jan 14, 2014

This show had everything going for it.  A Hollywood star in the lead role, a great radio network, excellent writing, and fantastic reviews.

Still, CBS cancelled it after just three months. 

Mickey Rooney played Shorty Bell, who worked in the newspaper business like his father before him. 

But Shorty wanted to be a...