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Monthly Archives: December 1993

Amboy- California’s Gold (410)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:38 am, by

Join Huell and take a sizzling trip to the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County and its many unknown desert destinations, including the tiny town of Amboy (on the side of old Route 66), historic homesteads, immense sand dunes, an extinct volcano and a beautiful, old train depot.  1993

Angel Island- California’s Gold (408)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:37 am, by

Come with Huell as he explores the largest island in San Francisco Bay which is a heavenly sight to behold with its profusion of flora and fauna. But Angel Island also has a varied military history, including the detention of Chinese immigrants from 1910-1940. The episode examines this chapter of the island’s past. Contact Info:  Continue Reading »

World War II- California’s Gold (409)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:36 am, by

Huell goes back in time to learn two fascinating, yet obscure, California footnotes to World War II: a German-made crane which is the largest self-propelled floating crane berthed at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, and an incident involving a Japanese submarine that shelled the oil fields of Ellwood in Santa Barbara County in 1942. 1993

Golden Gate Bridge- California’s Gold (407)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:34 am, by

California’s most recognized landmark takes center stage in an episode which focuses on its history-including rare footage of its construction-its beauty, and the incredible maintenance work that goes on daily to keep this towering structure in mint condition. General info 415-921-5858 1993

Mariachi- California’s Gold (406)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:32 am, by

Join Huell and listen to the magic of mariachi music and follow its origins from Jalisco, Mexico to its present-day sounds on the streets of Los Angeles. The world renowned Los Camperos de Nati Cano are featured, as well as the student mariachis of Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, and mariachis on Olvera Street.  Continue Reading »

Our State’s Front Yard- California’s Gold (405)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:30 am, by

Join Huell and visit the immaculate and lush grounds of Capitol Park in Sacramento, our state’s official front and backyard and find azaleas, huckleberry,100-year-old cedar trees and a Memorial Grove of trees transplanted from the battlefields of the Civil War to become apart of Californias Gold. Capitol Park Guided Tours Call for info: Tour Reservations (866)  Continue Reading »

Joshua’s Tree- California’s Gold (404)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:27 am, by

Huell travels down to where the streets have no name and sees the world’s tallest, oldest and one of the most peculiar-looking Joshua Trees in an episode devoted to this remarkable desert plant which has come to symbolize the Mojave Desert; then meet a man, who as a child, lived on a ranch in the  Continue Reading »

Islands- California’s Gold (403)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:26 am, by

Join Huell, sit tight and watch the electrifying Annual Catalina Ski Race, a competition that has been ongoing for over 40 years, where “hot doggers” race in excess of 60 mph from Long Beach to Catalina Island and back; coast along to the serene and little-known San Nicolas Island-one of the Channel Islands off the California  Continue Reading »

Historic Horses- California’s Gold (402)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:25 am, by

Join Huell and enjoy one of California’s oldest and exciting traditions at the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at Cal Poly Pomona where, for over 60 years, monthly horse shows feature beautiful, pure-bred Arabian horses. Then hit the trail and trace the history of the Pony Express riders at the annual Pony Express Re-run in  Continue Reading »

Buried Treasure- California’s Gold (401)

Written on December 10, 1993 at 2:23 am, by

Join Huell and explore the coastal town of Guadalupe, in Santa Barbara County, where the massive set from Cecil B. De Mille’s silent film epic, The Ten Commandments,” is buried; then journey to the Sierra County mining town of Alleghany and descend cavernous tunnels, 2200 feet below, for an adventure in search of gold.  1993