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Monthly Archives: January 1997

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 »

Wind- California’s Gold (809)

Written on January 8, 1997 at 7:21 pm, by

Some people like it — to others, it’s a nuisance. Something “to come in out of.” But like it or not, everyone would agree it’s been a part of the history of California since the very beginning. We’re talking about wind. And on this particular adventure, host Huell Howser goes in search of some of  Continue Reading »

Vandenberg- California’s Gold (811)

Written on January 8, 1997 at 7:17 pm, by

It began back in 1941 when it was known as Camp Cooke and served as a U.S. Army training facility for tanks and infantry troops. With the advent of the missile age in the 1950s, the land was transferred to the U.S Air Force for use as a missile training base. The first missile was  Continue Reading »

Slab City- California’s Gold (806)

Written on January 8, 1997 at 7:13 pm, by

The California desert has always been a place filled with mystery … and surprises! When you travel through our desert you’re never sure what you’re gonna see, who you’re gonna meet, or what strange and wonderful experiences you’re gonna have. Huell Howser discovered that first hand on a recent trip to the Salton Sea community  Continue Reading »

Wooden Boats- California’s Gold (805)

Written on January 8, 1997 at 7:11 pm, by

They come in all shapes and sizes and many date back to the early part of this century. All have been lovingly restored by their owners and are meticulously maintained. In short, they’re some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever made. Host Huell Howser gets a close look at these boats as he attends  Continue Reading »

Mt. San Jacinto- California’s Gold (804)

Written on January 8, 1997 at 7:09 pm, by

The San Jacinto Mountains are one of the most impressive natural wonders in our entire state. No other mountains on this continent rise so high so fast – in slightly less than seven horizontal miles, the peak rises from 800 to 10,804 feet above sea level! But these mountains hold another distinction as well. They  Continue Reading »

Quicksilver- California’s Gold (801)

Written on January 8, 1997 at 7:06 pm, by

It was the very first mining community in California, starting up operations in 1845. Before it closed down for good in 1976, it also held the distinction of being the largest, richest mine California has ever known, processing over $700,000,000 in metallic wealth. New Almaden Mine was situated in the Santa Clara Valley near San  Continue Reading »

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