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Yearly Archives: 1999

Wedding of the Waters-California’s Gold (110)

Written on August 12, 1999 at 9:12 pm, by

In 1937 an amazing 3 day event took place to celebrate the opening of a new road from Lone Pine to Death Valley. Starting with a gourd full of water taken from the highest lake in the U.S. on the side of Mt. Whitney, the gourd is taken to the lowest lake in the US  Continue Reading »

Quartzsite- California’s Gold (112)

Written on January 29, 1999 at 8:22 pm, by

A one-hour special about Quartzsite, AZ, “America’s Largest Parking Lot” and home to gem shows, swap meets and snowbirds. Quartzsite Chamber 1490 Main Event Ln. Quartzsite, AZ 85346 (928) 927-5600 Tyson’s Well Stage Station Museum 161 W. Main St. (928) 927-5229 1999 January

Nacimientos- California’s Gold (111)

Written on January 29, 1999 at 8:19 pm, by

In this holiday special, Huell visits two Los Angeles-area families who faithfully create elaborate nacimientos, or nativity scenes, which are a focal point of many Mexican American homes during the Christmas season. Southwest Museum 234 Museum Drive Los Angeles, CA 90065 (323) 221-2164 1999

Sinatra’s House- California’s Gold (108)

Written on January 29, 1999 at 8:14 pm, by

Rarely open to the public, Huell gets a one-hour tour of Frank Sinatra’s Palms Springs private house. Huell’s guide is Frankie Randall. He played this song: “Can’t Believe That It’s All Over” here is his website… http://www.frankierandall.com 1999

Abalone- California’s Gold (1012)

Written on January 8, 1999 at 8:31 pm, by

They were once a mainstay on menus throughout California. You could go to the beach at low tide and pluck them from the rocks. Kids would have parties on the beach and roast them by the dozen. They have gone from a California tradition to near extinction. In this episode of California’s Gold, we’ll take  Continue Reading »

Devils Postpile- California’s Gold (1011)

Written on January 8, 1999 at 8:30 pm, by

Surreal, awesome, unbelievable, weird? These are just some of the words that come out of your mouth when you view the Devils Postpile. Located in the Eastern Sierras, this formation is one of nature’s true masterpieces. Towering 60 feet over the San Joaquin River the postpile looks like a huge cathedral pipe organ built entirely of  Continue Reading »

Lompoc Mural- California’s Gold (1010)

Written on January 8, 1999 at 8:27 pm, by

Imagine driving through Lompoc in the early 1940’s and coming across a huge 12 acre American flag made up of red, white and blue flowers. That’s just what people saw every spring for several years and it was a remarkable sight. In 1942 the good folks at Bodger Seeds in Lompoc decided they could do  Continue Reading »

Winery- California’s Gold (1008)

Written on January 8, 1999 at 8:25 pm, by

Napa Valley has become one of California’s main tourist attractions. Thousands of people flock to the area for wine tasting and vineyard tours every year. What most people don’t realize is that California’s rich wine history got it’s start in southern California. In this grape filled adventure, Huell travels to one of the oldest winery’s  Continue Reading »

Muscle Beach- California’s Gold (1007)

Written on January 8, 1999 at 8:23 pm, by

It was one of the most famous addresses in the United States from 1934 to 1959. It’s not a house but a small plot of sand in Santa Monica, California. Muscle Beach started as a WPA project in 1934 and helped spawn the modern fitness movement that lives on today. The original Muscle Beach was  Continue Reading »

Trestle- California’s Gold (1006)

Written on January 8, 1999 at 8:21 pm, by

The San Diego & Arizona Railway has been called “the impossible railroad”. They broke ground in 1907 and completed the line in 1919. Between San Diego and Arizona is some of the most treacherous countryside in the US With a bevy of workman and a lot of dynamite they managed to snake their way to Arizona. The  Continue Reading »