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Coney Island Lion; Legacy of a Doll; Ballet Shoes
"Junior detectives" help the adult sleuths sniff out the stories behind ornamental lion claws, a jazz-age Broadway shoemaker and a doll linked to Robert E. Lee. A New York man thinks the zinc claws he bought at an estate sale were part of a lion that guarded Coney Island's Steeplechase Park. A Maryland grandmother was told that her doll was given by the Lees to one of their slaves. And a Long Island teen has heard that her great-great-grandfather made dance shoes for Broadway stars.
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