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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Hanford-Road Trip With Huell Howser (146)

Written on September 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm, by

Hanford is a town that loves its history and knows how to show it off. Huell starts his adventure in the main town square that has a beautiful vintage carousel that is popular with tourists and locals alike. Then he’s off on a fire truck tour of downtown, to breakfast at Star Restaurant, coffee at  Continue Reading »

San Juan Capistrano-Road Trip With Huell Howser (145)

Written on September 30, 2008 at 4:07 pm, by

Huell spends a day in Orange County for a tour of historic San Juan Capistrano. We begin at the town’s Mission for an up-close look at the largest stone structure west of the Mississippi: The Great Stone Church, as well as the building’s magnificent gardens and gold-leaf altar. Next, it’s off to Los Rios Street, the oldest  Continue Reading »

Mono Lake Today-California’s Gold (138)

Written on September 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm, by

Join popular PBS host Huell Howser as he revisits Mono Lake, and sees how it has changed in the 15 years since he was first there. We’ll learn all about the tufa towers, the many migratory birds, as well as the efforts of the dedicated people who have worked so hard to restore and keep  Continue Reading »

Delta Ecotours-California’s Gold (136)

Written on September 7, 2008 at 7:20 pm, by

Huell’s been driving through the Delta area for 20 years and finally decided to take a cruise aboard the Tule Queen to explore the enchanting and diverse environment of the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta by boat. We’ll learn about the rich natural and human history of this important region and see some amazing sights.  Continue Reading »

Plastic Bags-California’s Green (131)

Written on September 7, 2008 at 6:54 pm, by

In this special California’s Green, Huell makes two stops to see what Californian’s can do to help make a difference. First, Huell goes to Manhattan Beach to see what they are doing now that they have officially banned plastic bags. He gets the scoop from city officials, business leaders, environmental groups as well as people  Continue Reading »

Zzyzx-California’s Golden Parks (160)

Written on September 4, 2008 at 2:58 am, by

Huell takes the Zzyzx off-ramp from the I-15 freeway and sees what this iconic exit is all about: from its early history as a Mineral Springs & Health Spa to its current incarnation as the Desert Studies Center. 2008

Parks in Progress-California’s Golden Parks (161)

Written on September 4, 2008 at 2:57 am, by

With over 270 State Parks all over California, popular PBS Host Huell Howser wanted to know just how a park becomes a park, so he teams up with Park Superintendent Don Monahan for a look at two parks in progress. The first stop is at the John Marsh house which is being lovingly restored. Then  Continue Reading »

Trona Pinnacles-California’s Golden Parks (162)

Written on September 4, 2008 at 2:55 am, by

The Trona Pinnacles are one of the most unusual geological features in California. The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet rising from a dry lake bed. The Pinnacles have been used as a backdrop fort hundreds of movies and TV shows. 2008

Red Rock Canyon State Park-California’s Golden Parks (163)

Written on September 4, 2008 at 2:52 am, by

Located just off highway 14, Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The park is not only rich in natural beauty, but has a deep human history as well. From the native Kawaiisu Indians, who left petroglyphs, to the 1870s 20-mule team freight wagons that stopped for water.  Continue Reading »