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Monthly Archives: December 1994

Jack London- California’s Gold (502)

Written on December 10, 1994 at 1:58 am, by

Explore Beauty Ranch, once the home of one of California’s most famous authors, Jack London. Now the estate is part of the Jack London State Historical Park in the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma. It is at this home that London wrote many of his most famous books, including Call of the Wild, White Fang and  Continue Reading »

California Companies- California’s Gold (503)

Written on December 10, 1994 at 1:57 am, by

Huell takes a look at two companies that had their roots in California’s gold rush. First, Huell looks at the Studebaker Car Co.-originally started as a wheelbarrow manufacturer-and visits the Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races at the El Dorado County Fair, now in their 49th year. Next, Huell tours the original plant of Levi Strauss & Co. in  Continue Reading »

Keeping Cool- California’s Gold (512)

Written on December 10, 1994 at 1:17 am, by

Huell keeps cool on this adventure. Californians have done everything imaginable to keep cool in their blistering deserts. Huell looks at two ways of cooling off: first, in the amazing old “desert submarines” of Indio County, then at an honest-to-goodness oasis near Palm Springs. December 1994