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Monthly Archives: January 2010

La Grange- California’s Gold (12010)

Written on January 14, 2010 at 1:38 am, by

Huell travels to the small town of La Grange to see an amazing part of our states history. The Tuolumne Gold Dredge sits abandoned right of the highway and is an incredible site. Huell and some local historians visit the dredge and the now virtual ghost town that was once home to the many workers  Continue Reading »

Michael Adams- California’s Gold (12009)

Written on January 14, 2010 at 1:33 am, by

Huell travels north to the Yosemite Valley to meet up with Michael Adams. Michael is the son of Ansel Adams, arguably our countries most famous photographer. They travel through the valley and learn about why this place was so important to Ansel. Huell gets some very personal insight into the mind of Ansel and also  Continue Reading »

Cape Mendocino Lighthouse- California’s Gold (12007)

Written on January 14, 2010 at 1:28 am, by

Join Huell as he travels to the western-most point in California in search of the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse which was activated in 1868 and finally abandoned in the 1970′s. After over 20 years of neglect a group of locals banded together to move the light house to Shelter Cove and restore the lighthouse to its  Continue Reading »

Coit Tower- California’s Gold (12004)

Written on January 14, 2010 at 1:22 am, by

Coit Tower was built on top of Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City of San Francisco; Lillie bequeathed one-third of her estate to the City of San Francisco “to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city  Continue Reading »

Headwaters Forest Reserve- California’s Gold (12003)

Written on January 14, 2010 at 1:17 am, by

Join Huell as he gets a tour of this historic and controversial piece of land… all 7500 acres of it! Located way up north by the town of Eureka, Huell sees some of the rusting remnants of Falk, CA an old logging town, and walks among 1000 year old growth Redwoods, and learns about the  Continue Reading »

Landsailing- California’s Gold (12001)

Written on January 14, 2010 at 1:12 am, by

Huell travels to the Mojave Desert’s El Mirage Dry Lake, one of the world’s best spots for land sailors. Land Sailing is a sport in which a wheeled vehicle powered by wind moves across land with the aide of a sail. Huell explores the history of this unique tradition and even gets the opportunity to  Continue Reading »