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Monthly Archives: January 2004

Mammoths- California’s Gold (7001)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 1:03 am, by

Huell Howser visits two locations to learn about California’s Ice Age history. At the George C. Page Museum in Los Angeles and at Sonoma Coast State Beach the Columbian Mammoths that once roamed our state come to life.  2004

Busch Garden- California’s Gold (6011)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 1:01 am, by

Before there was Disneyland and other large amusement parks, there was Busch Gardens. Huell goes to Pasadena where he literally uncovers the lost and largely forgotten original Busch Gardens, a botanical paradise, which amused visitors from 1905 to 1938.  2004

Bikes- California’s Gold (6010)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:59 am, by

A look at L.A.’s bike history with stops at the Pasadena Museum of History, a Sunday Morning ride back in time as Huell uncovers other important stops in LA’s Bike history.  2004

Sidecars- California’s Gold (6009)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:58 am, by

A visit to the 31st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally.  2004

Circus Trees- California’s Gold (6008)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:57 am, by

Huell is on a special quest as he searches for the Tree Circus. Set within 600 acres of rural countryside in Gilroy, California, Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park combines beautiful gardens, amusement rides and a little bit of history to create a unique attraction. Bonfante Gardens is home to the last remaining trees created by  Continue Reading »

Skunk Train- California’s Gold (6007)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:55 am, by

Following the the coastal “Redwood Route” as it has since 1885, the Skunk Train takes Huell on an inspiring ride through ageless redwoods and over spectacular mountains. It began as a logging train taking valuable lumber to the Mendocino Coast, and now provides passengers a glimpse of history and scenic beauty. Skunk Train 707-964-6371 www.skunktrain.com  Continue Reading »

Muybridge- California’s Gold (6006)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:50 am, by

Huell is off to Stanford University to learn about Eadweard Muybridge and his ground breaking photographs of animal locomotion. With the financial help of wealthy Leland Stanford, a former California Governor and founder of Stanford University, Muybridge used multiple cameras to capture innovative images of animals in motion. His venture, which would make contributions to art and  Continue Reading »

Catalina Cubs- California’s Gold (6004)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:48 am, by

Chicago millionaire William Wrigley brought excitement to the Catalina Island every year, when his Chicago Cubs baseball team came for spring training each season through the late 1940s. A ball field was built and visitors came from Los Angeles and other California cities to watch the “Catalina” Cubs.  2004

LA Air Raid- California’s Gold (6005)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:47 am, by

Huell visits the Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro to relive the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of February 1942. Fort MacArthur Museum 3601 Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-2631 www.ftmac.org  2004

Sequoia Black History- California’s Gold (6002)

Written on January 9, 2004 at 12:44 am, by

Huell joins the centennial celebration of Colonel Charles Young’s tenure as superintendent at Sequoia National Park. Young led his “Buffalo Soldiers” during a historic summer working in the second national park ever created in the United States. Young discovered and named a majestic Giant Sequoia after an individual that inspired and influenced his life, Booker  Continue Reading »