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Yearly Archives: 2004

Poinsettias-California’s Gold (121)

Written on December 12, 2004 at 9:16 pm, by

Albert Ecke immigrated from Germany to Southern California in 1902 and opened a roadside stall selling fruits and vegetables. By the 1920s his son Paul started selling some of the wild poinsettia plants that grew in the hills above their stall. From these small beginnings, it is now estimated that over 90% of all flowering  Continue Reading »

Lanphere Dunes- California’s Golden Coast (109)

Written on December 8, 2004 at 1:33 am, by

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northwestern California coast near Arcata. The refuge protects wetlands and bay habitats for migratory birds, and includes the Lanphere Dunes. It is one of the most pristine dune ecosystems remaining in the Pacific Northwest. Join Huell as he tours the dunes and learns about the coastal sand  Continue Reading »

Avocados- California’s Gold (6012)

Written on November 8, 2004 at 5:26 am, by

From past to present the avocado has been an important part of Southern California life. Join popular PBS host Huell Howser as he visits today’s avocado industry in and around Fallbrook, CA, and takes us on a tour back through local avocado history. So, whip up a dish of guacamole, sit back and enjoy this  Continue Reading »

Heritage Square- Our Neighborhoods (16)

Written on October 3, 2004 at 10:19 pm, by

At the Heritage Square Museum, Huell gets a glimpse of the everyday lives of Southern Californians from the Civil War era to the early 20th Century by touring buildings rescued from the Los Angeles area. It’s a living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California. http://heritagesquare.org 2004  

Trip to Town- Huell’s Whale Adventure Special (4)

Written on September 27, 2004 at 12:48 am, by

Episode #4 is a one-hour tour of the local town. It all took place in San Ignacio Lagoon halfway down the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific side. It’s here the mammoth gray whales come like clockwork each year to have their calves. The winter migration down the coast from Alaska is a journey of more  Continue Reading »

Whale Conservation- Huell’s Whale Adventure Special (3)

Written on September 27, 2004 at 12:42 am, by

Episode #3 is a lesson in whale conservation. It all took place in San Ignacio Lagoon halfway down the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific side. It’s here the mammoth gray whales come like clockwork each year to have their calves. The winter migration down the coast from Alaska is a journey of more than 5,000  Continue Reading »

Protected Beach- Huell’s Whale Adventure Special (2)

Written on September 26, 2004 at 8:00 pm, by

Episode #2 is a tour of a protected beach. It all took place in San Ignacio Lagoon halfway down the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific side. It’s here the mammoth gray whales come like clockwork each year to birth their calves. The winter migration down the coast from Alaska is a journey of more than  Continue Reading »

Whale Watching- Huell’s Whale Adventure Special (1)

Written on September 26, 2004 at 7:54 pm, by

Episode #1 is a one-hour whale watching tour. It all took place in San Ignacio Lagoon halfway down the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific side. It’s here the mammoth gray whales come like clockwork each year to birth their calves. The winter migration down the coast from Alaska is a journey of more than 5,000  Continue Reading »

N.W. Corner- Road Trip (129)

Written on September 25, 2004 at 1:34 am, by

Huell begins his journey to the far reaches of California as he locates the exact Northwest corner of our state and visits nearby attractions. This is part one of a 5 part series where Huell visits all 5 (Yes 5) corners of California. 2004

Eureka- Road Trip (128)

Written on September 25, 2004 at 1:26 am, by

Join Huell in Eureka, in the heart of California’s rugged North Coast where he enjoys natural beauty, a colorful history and lavish Victorian architecture. 2004