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Yearly Archives: 1991

Santa Cruz- California’s Gold (205)

Written on December 10, 1991 at 1:35 am, by

Huell discovers the colorful history of the Beach Boardwalk, the last remaining oceanside amusement park in the West Coast; he meets the pioneers of surfing and the inventor of the wet suit, and enjoys salt water taffy and other sweet treats at Marini’s, a family-run business for over four generations. Santa Cruz Chamber: 831-457-3713  1991

Head For The Border- California’s Gold (204)

Written on December 10, 1991 at 1:33 am, by

Join Huell as he takes a trip to the southernmost and northernmost towns of the state: Enjoy a taste of the Horseradish Festival in Tulelake, near the Oregon border, the Horseradish capital of the world; and experience the sights and sounds of Calexico, a town that reflects its rich Mexican heritage.  1991

L.A. To San Francisco Bay- California’s Gold (203)

Written on December 10, 1991 at 1:31 am, by

Huell visits the Watts Towers, built by an Italian hand, the Watts Towers have been designated a national landmark, and its adjacent Arts Center where children carry on the artistic tradition and create their own masterpieces. Then travel to the “City by the Bay,” to discover what lies behind their obsession with sourdough bread and watch  Continue Reading »

Central Coast- California’s Gold (202)

Written on December 10, 1991 at 1:29 am, by

Huell visits the world’s first motel, the Motel Inn in San Luis Obispo; a stop at Pozo’s Saloon, a stagecoach stop, and chat with the last remaining citizen of Moy Mell, where a colony of people called Dunites lived in the sand dunes from the 1920s through the 1940s.  1991

Ships – California’s Gold (210)

Written on November 1, 1991 at 10:36 pm, by

Huell meets a local artisan in Trinidad Bay who transforms redwood logs into beautiful canoes; then discovers a little-known landmark, the S.S. Palo Alto, a ship made entirely of concrete, docked at the Seacliff Beach pier in Aptos, and sails on the last remaining lightship in a line of floating lighthouses that once marked the  Continue Reading »

Hello Moscow Again – Visiting (1417)

Written on October 24, 1991 at 7:31 pm, by

In 1991, Huell brought his camcorder to Moscow for a second time to record the aftermath of the attempted coup; see graffiti on the Russian White House and the pedestal where Lenin’s statue once stood. Witness the dawning of a new political era and the excitement of the people of Russia. 1991

Traditions – California’s Gold (208)

Written on October 1, 1991 at 10:30 pm, by

Join Huell and watch the exciting sport of the charreada or Mexican rodeo at a local Ontario arena; hear the crack of the bat at a baseball game played by the Stockton Ports, the minor-league team believed to have inspired the poem, “Casey at the Bat”; and listen to the sounds of San Francisco’s Golden  Continue Reading »

Natural Wonders – California’s Gold (211)

Written on July 1, 1991 at 8:16 pm, by

Join Huell and hike to the world’s tallest tree in Redwood National Park with a group of fifth graders from a nearby school; admire fields ablaze with golden color of California’s official state flower, the Golden Poppy, at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster; and climb to the top of magnificent Morro Rock  Continue Reading »

Trains – California’s Gold (209)

Written on June 1, 1991 at 10:32 pm, by

Huell is ready to celebrate train travel at Railfair ’91 at the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento, and ride the rails at Railtown State Historic Park in Jamestown in the scenic Mother Lode foothill country.

L.A. Adventures- California’s Gold (206)

Written on May 10, 1991 at 2:04 am, by

Huell’s adventure begins at the La-Brea Tar Pits and continues through a futuristic-looking theme room restaurant at LAX; then find every conceivable food item, from fruit to cactus leaves, at the bustling Grand Central Market in downtown. Next, we locate a buried bridge on the campus of UCLA, and watch a harvesting of grapefruit from  Continue Reading »