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Yearly Archives: 1994

Jack London- California’s Gold (502)

Written on December 10, 1994 at 1:58 am, by

Explore Beauty Ranch, once the home of one of California’s most famous authors, Jack London. Now the estate is part of the Jack London State Historical Park in the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma. It is at this home that London wrote many of his most famous books, including Call of the Wild, White Fang and  Continue Reading »

California Companies- California’s Gold (503)

Written on December 10, 1994 at 1:57 am, by

Huell takes a look at two companies that had their roots in California’s gold rush. First, Huell looks at the Studebaker Car Co.-originally started as a wheelbarrow manufacturer-and visits the Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races at the El Dorado County Fair, now in their 49th year. Next, Huell tours the original plant of Levi Strauss & Co. in  Continue Reading »

Keeping Cool- California’s Gold (512)

Written on December 10, 1994 at 1:17 am, by

Huell keeps cool on this adventure. Californians have done everything imaginable to keep cool in their blistering deserts. Huell looks at two ways of cooling off: first, in the amazing old “desert submarines” of Indio County, then at an honest-to-goodness oasis near Palm Springs. December 1994

Water Under Pressure- California’s Gold (501)

Written on November 8, 1994 at 5:09 am, by

Huell looks at two historic examples of water under pressure: first at the Malakoff Diggins State Park in the Sierra foothills, where for decades miners used tremendous water cannons to help dissolve mountains in search of precious metals. Today Huell visits a vast man-made valley that remains a testament to the power of this process.  Continue Reading »

On Stage- California’s Gold (511)

Written on November 1, 1994 at 1:19 am, by

Huell visits two unique outdoor California theaters with long traditions of their own. First stop is the Spreckles Organ in San Diego, the world’s largest outdoor organ. Weekly summer concerts have been an event there since 1915. Then we travel to the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, where the unique art form tableaux vivants, or  Continue Reading »

Kelp- California’s Gold (510)

Written on October 1, 1994 at 1:20 am, by

Huell explores one of California’s biggest and most beautiful forests… one we never get to see- the incredible kelp forests off our coast. Travel with Huell from Monterey to San Diego to see how kelp grows, how it is harvested and how it finds its way into the common foods we eat. Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey  Continue Reading »

Historic Theaters- Visiting (231)

Written on September 26, 1994 at 7:57 pm, by

Huell takes a close look at several of L.A.’s grandest theaters and talks with people who want to make sure these beauties don’t fall by the wayside. Huell also talks with Gaylord Carter who played the organ in the silent film days. 1994

Cars and Cowboys- Visiting (230)

Written on September 26, 1994 at 7:51 pm, by

Huell visits with the Checker Car Club and Orville Jinks, an old cowboy with some great stories. 1994

L.A. Times- Visiting (229)

Written on September 26, 1994 at 7:46 pm, by


Subway- Visiting (228)

Written on September 26, 1994 at 7:44 pm, by

Join Huell as he visits Fourth and Hill in downtown Los Angeles for the old Subway Terminal building which has been a fixture in Los Angeles history for at least sixty to seventy years. This subway terminal, built in 1908, served as the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad and in 1916, they operated over 450 trains  Continue Reading »