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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Anza Borrego-Road Trip With Huell Howser (148)

Written on September 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm, by

On this desert adventure, Huell visits the Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the community of Borrego Springs. The Park is the largest state park in California, with five hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails. It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. Huell then gets to  Continue Reading »

Fort Hunter Liggett- Road Trip With Huell Howser (147)

Written on September 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm, by

Huell visits Mission San Antonio, built in 1771, and William Randolph Hearst’s 1931 Hacienda Ranch House designed by architect Julia Morgan, among other places. Fort Hunter Liggett is a huge military facility of over 150,000 acres on a remote part of our state’s central coast. 2009

Big Creek-California’s Gold (140)

Written on September 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm, by

Huell travels to the mountains above Fresno to tour “Big Creek”’ which was America’s first large-scale integrated hydroelectric project, begun in 1911. This massive engineering marvel consists of 23 generating units in nine powerhouses with a generating capacity of approximately 1,000 megawatts, and six major reservoirs with a storage capacity of more than 560,000 acre-feet.  Continue Reading »

Desert Adventures-California’s Gold Special (142)

Written on September 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm, by

Huell goes back and visits with Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain to see how his mountain is growing and he also travels to take an up close and personal look at “mudpots,” which only occur three places in the US. 2009

Hearst Ranch-California’s Gold (145)

Written on September 7, 2009 at 7:04 pm, by

Join Huell as he gets a tour of the 80,000 acre Hearst Ranch. He learns about its history and that it is actually still a working ranch… you can even try some Hearst beef! 2009

Coachella Music Festival-California’s Gold (141)

Written on September 7, 2009 at 12:00 am, by

This one hour Californias Gold Special is all about the world renowned Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Each spring, this annual three day event attracts over 160,000 music lovers from literally all over the world and we were invited to attend last years (2008) festivities for a behind the scenes look at  Continue Reading »

Eugene O’Neill-California’s Golden Parks (164)

Written on September 4, 2009 at 2:54 am, by

America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill, chose to live in the hills above Danville, California at the height of his writing career. Isolated from the world and within the walls of his home called Tao (dow) House, O’Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, A Moon for the Misbegotten  Continue Reading »

Movie Beach-California’s Golden Parks (165)

Written on September 4, 2009 at 2:47 am, by

Huell meets up with Harry Medved author of HOLLYWOOD ESCAPES a book about movie locations in California. Harry tells Huell all about the long history of Leo Carrillo State Beach, and why it is probably the most filmed beach in the world. 2009