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Yearly Archives: 1997

Mule Days- California’s Gold (808)

Written on November 8, 1997 at 5:17 am, by

They’ve been a part of the California landscape for hundreds of years, helping to build our canals and highways and railroads, hauling our freight, our silver bullion and, of course, playing a major role during the gold rush era. However, many people are under the false impression that they’re stubborn, while others tend to overlook  Continue Reading »

Hollywood and Vine- The Bench (015)

Written on September 1, 1997 at 10:35 pm, by

Huell meets a variety of people on the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

Water Court Plaza- The Bench (016)

Written on August 1, 1997 at 10:30 pm, by

Huell meets a variety of folks at the Water Court at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.

Japanese American Home Movies- California’s Gold (106)

Written on April 23, 1997 at 9:33 pm, by

It’s like stepping back in time. A glimpse of what life was like in California during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. And this look back is made even more fascinating because it is from the Japanese-American perspective through the medium of home movies! In this special one-hour edition of “California’s Gold,” host Huell Howser visits  Continue Reading »

Union Station- The Bench (011)

Written on March 29, 1997 at 11:46 pm, by

Huell goes to the Los Angeles Union Station.

Rocks in Water- California’s Gold (803)

Written on March 9, 1997 at 7:34 pm, by

California is full of them. They are located in both fresh and salt water. Some are big and some are small. And they’re all part of our state’s rich geological and human history. We’re talking about rocks in the water! And in this episode host Huell Howser visits three of the most fascinating of these rocks.  Continue Reading »

Beverly Park- The Bench (014)

Written on February 14, 1997 at 6:27 pm, by

During a drive down Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles, Huell stops and talks to people in a park.1997

Railcars- California’s Gold (802)

Written on February 9, 1997 at 7:31 pm, by

In this episode of “California’s Gold,” Huell salutes the railroads by “riding the rails.” Catch is, he won’t be riding on an actual train! First, Huell attends the annual U.S. National Handcar Races at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento and watches as teams race against the clock on a stretch of straight  Continue Reading »

Manhattan Beach- The Bench (013)

Written on February 1, 1997 at 10:41 pm, by

Huell spends the morning in Manhattan Beach.

Snow & Ice- California’s Gold (812)

Written on January 8, 1997 at 7:23 pm, by

Sunny beaches and swaying palm trees are very much a part of what California is all about. So are snow and ice. And to prove it, host Huell Howser and camerman Luis Fuerte bundle up and travel to one of the coldest places in our state in search of historic snow and ice. They find it first  Continue Reading »