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Monthly Archives: January 2003

Chautauqua- California’s Golden Parks (115)

Written on January 29, 2003 at 9:07 pm, by

Huell visits Temescal Canyon Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades which was a major center of the Chautauqua Movement in the 1920s and ‘30s. 15601 Sunset Blvd. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 310-454-1395 2003

Coastwalk- California’s Golden Coast (108)

Written on January 14, 2003 at 10:34 pm, by

The organization Coastwalk was founded to shift perception of the California coastline from one of a few isolated beaches and accesses to one of many continuous miles of unbroken beauty. Huell gets a firsthand look at portions of the California Coastal Trail, the 1,200 mile route along the entire length of California’s spectacular and diverse  Continue Reading »

Masonic Cave- California’s Gold (6003)

Written on January 9, 2003 at 12:45 am, by

Huell’s off to Amador county and the town of Volcano. It was once a thriving, gold mining town in the 1850s and 1860s, but Huell has set off to discover the mysterious cave in this mountain community which served as a Masonic lodge.  2003

Teardrops- California’s Gold (6001)

Written on January 9, 2003 at 12:42 am, by

Step back in time with Huell as he visits a weekend gathering of classic teardrop trailers. They sleep two, and have a built-in kitchen on the back all in a teardrop shaped trailer a little more than eight feet long. Some were built by various manufacturers, but many were lovingly built or restored by hand  Continue Reading »

Barns- California’s Gold (5012)

Written on January 9, 2003 at 12:02 am, by

Before Disneyland, Walt Disney’s enthusiasm for realistic model trains had evolved into an elaborate backyard live steam railroad. At the heart of his railroad was a quaint red barn, which was his center of operations. Now at home in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, the barn is a gem in the collection of the Los  Continue Reading »

Holcomb Valley- California’s Gold (5011)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:42 pm, by

Huell tours Holcomb Valley, just north of Big Bear, and learns about its gold mining history.  2003

Beach Traditions- California’s Gold (5010)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:40 pm, by

Huell travels up and down our coast to uncover some long-standing rituals from an abalone barbecue to surfing lessons.  2003

Little Manila- California’s Gold (5008)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:38 pm, by

Huell travels to Little Manila in Stockton–a recent addition to the National Trust for Historic Preservations’s 11-Most Endangered Historic Places list–to learn about its rich Filipino heritage. Little Manila Foundation 209-477-7143  2003

Desert Tower- California’s Gold (5007)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:37 pm, by

The Desert View Tower stands 3,000 feet above sea level, three miles east of Jacumba in the Imperial Valley. The four-story, cut-stone structure was built in the 1920s by Bert Vaughn, who owned the town of Jacumba. The pre-highway trek to the Pacific Coast was arduous, so Vaughn thought it appropriate to commemorate the pioneers  Continue Reading »

Tuolumne Meadows- California’s Gold (5006)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:35 pm, by

Huell visits Yosemite’s high country for a walk through spectacular Tuolumne Meadows. Yosemite National Park 209-372-0200 2003

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