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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

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 »

Living History- California’s Gold (201)

Written on May 9, 1991 at 4:09 am, by

Join Huell and experience a recreation of everyday life in a 19th century Russian community at Fort Ross State Historic Park; sail aboard the state’s official tall ship, the Californian, and see for yourself the site where Sir Francis Drake left a plate of brass when he landed on our California shore.  1991

Preserving the Past- California’s Gold (207)

Written on January 10, 1991 at 2:06 am, by

Huell takes a tour of the little, quaint town of Locke, founded and settled by the Chinese on the Sacramento River Delta; then he hears ancient Cahuilla Indian bird songs sung by members of the Cahuilla tribe, and participates in a threshing bee and antique engine show in Vista, CA, featuring old farm vehicles and  Continue Reading »