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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sturgeon’s Mill- California’s Gold (13004)

Written on November 8, 2010 at 6:00 am, by

Huell visits a lumbermill… or is it a working museum? Join Huell, the founders great-grandson and a cast of characters at this historic place.  2010

Lunar Landing- California’s Gold (13003)

Written on November 8, 2010 at 5:58 am, by

Huell travels to Edwards, California to visit Dryden Flight Research Center, which is NASA’s primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations. Before man could walk on the moon, they had to land safely and the Lunar Lander needed a lot of fine-tuning. Huell meets up with some of the men who spent many hours  Continue Reading »

Masumoto Family Farm- California’s Gold (12008)

Written on November 8, 2010 at 5:57 am, by

Huell travels to Central California to visit the 80 acre Masumoto Family Farm. Huell’s host is David “Mas” Masumoto and his family who have a deep connection to the land. Mas is an award winning author of such books as “Epitaph for a Peach” and “Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land”  Continue Reading »

Oil Workers- California’s Gold (13002)

Written on November 8, 2010 at 5:55 am, by

Join Huell as he travels to the town of Taft to celebrate it’s 100 years as an incorporated city with a celebration called Oildorado Days that takes everyone back to a time when rugged pioneers carved out a bustling community in the middle of one of the world’s most productive oil fields. There is everything  Continue Reading »

Elvis House- California’s Gold (12005)

Written on November 8, 2010 at 5:53 am, by

Huell visits the Elvis Presley Estate in Palm Springs and gets a tour of one of only five homes in the world actually owned by Elvis Presley — and was his ‘get-a-way spot’ from 1970 until he died in 1977. Today it has new owners who respect its past history and are lovingly preserving it  Continue Reading »

Rainbird- California’s Gold (12002)

Written on November 8, 2010 at 5:52 am, by

Huell explores the history of Rain Bird, a sprinkler manufacturer with a remarkable history beginning with a Glendora citrus farmer named Orton Englehart who invented the first impact sprinklers in the 1930s. Rain Bird also demonstrates their latest in sprinkler technology.  2010

Mt. Wilson- California’s Gold (147)

Written on November 8, 2010 at 4:19 am, by

Founded in December 1904 by George Ellery Hale, Mount Wilson Observatory would quickly rise to dominate astronomy worldwide. The Observatory hosts several of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world and is home to the 100-inch Hooker telescope. In this one-hour special, Huell spends the day at this magnificent location that is not only  Continue Reading »