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Monthly Archives: September 2002

Mining Museum-California’s Golden Parks (113)

Written on September 29, 2002 at 4:18 pm, by

Huell drops by the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa to see our state’s official collection of more than 13,000 minerals, rocks, gems, historic artifacts and fossils. 2002

Donner Memorial-California’s Golden Parks (112)

Written on September 29, 2002 at 4:17 pm, by

Huell travels to the beautiful Sierra Nevadas and Donner Memorial State Park which commemorates those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800s. It is named for one of the earliest pioneer wagon trains, the Donner Party, forced by circumstances to camp at the east end of Donner Lake in the winter of  Continue Reading »

Shasta-California’s Golden Parks (104)

Written on September 29, 2002 at 4:10 pm, by

Shasta City is located six miles west of Redding. During the California gold rush it was the “Queen City” of California’s northern mining district prospering from 1850-1890. Huell Howser visits Shasta State Historic Park, a reminder of the area’s gold rush legacy with brick ruins of a once thriving gold rush shopping district and a  Continue Reading »

Lassen-California’s Golden Parks (105)

Written on September 29, 2002 at 4:08 pm, by

Huell goes National in this episode of California’s Golden Parks as he visits Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lava flows, jagged craters and steaming sulphur vents make up some of Lassen’s breathtaking landscape. 2002

Palm Springs Plaza Update-Palm Springs (35)

Written on September 29, 2002 at 3:56 pm, by

Right in the middle of downtown, this historic 1930s plaza has some amazing stories. 2002  

Thunderbird Country Club-Palm Springs (32)

Written on September 29, 2002 at 3:55 pm, by

An insider’s tour of the first 18-hole golf course in the desert whose early members included Lucy and Dezi. 2002

O’Donnell House- Palm Springs Week (36)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 12:59 am, by

One of the originals, offering not only Spanish architecture, but amazing views. 2002

Indian History- Palm Springs Week (34)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 12:57 am, by

Visit the spa where Elvis soaked, and then walk through the magnificent Indian canyons. 2002

’50s Motel- Palm Springs Week (20)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 12:53 am, by

The ’50s live on in Palm Springs, and Huell Howser visits some of the best examples of architecture from that decade – motels. Orbit Inn 562 W. Arenas Palm Springs, CA 92262 877-99-orbit (996-7248) Coral Sands Inn 210 W. Stevens Rd. Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 325-4900 Ballantines 726 N. Indian Canyon Dr. (Movie Colony)  Continue Reading »

People of Palm Springs- Palm Springs Week (19)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 12:50 am, by

Huell Howser meets the people who help make Palm Springs an international travel destination. He visits Jensen’s Market for orange juice and a donut, then it’s off to the Desert Hand Car Wash on Highway 111 (Palm Canyon Drive). Finally, he stops at Palm Springs High School to hear their award-winning band. 2002