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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

Los Alamos- Visiting (1022)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 1:45 am, by

Huell visits the historic town of Los Alamos located off the 101 halfway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. It is home to two architectural gems–a Victorian mansion and the Union Hotel, both dating back to the late 1800s. The 1880 Union Hotel & Victorian Mansion 362 Bell St. Los Alamos, CA 93440 800-230-2744  Continue Reading »

Abalone Farm- Visiting (1023)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 1:42 am, by

Huell travels to the Central Coast to visit an abalone farm. For years, Californian’s could pluck these mollusks off the rocks at low tide. Over fishing and pollution has forced people to come up with other ways to supply our needs, The Abalone Farm Inc. in Cayucos has been growing and selling abalone since 1968.  Continue Reading »

Coastal Cactus Garden- Visiting (1021)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 1:40 am, by

Tucked away behind the Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens Restaurant in Cambria, is an expansive cactus garden. Join Huell as he strolls through this Central Coast gem filled with indigenous and exotic plants. The Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens Restaurant 805-927-3535 2002

Didgeridoo Festival- Visiting (1020)

Written on September 27, 2002 at 1:38 am, by

Huell attends a celebration of possibly the world’s oldest wind instrument–the Didgeridoo. The Joshua Tree Didgeridoo Festival brings together devotees and beginner alike who make, play and listen to the musical instrument of the North Australian Aborigine. The Didgeridoo Store 116 West Wilshire Avenue Fullerton, California 92832 714-526-3434 2002