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Monthly Archives: December 1996

California Pools- California’s Gold (702)

Written on December 10, 1996 at 12:25 am, by

California has many defining icons, but few sum it all up like swimming pools. In this episode Huell tours five historic pools which have all played an important part in our State’s history. Starting in L.A. at the pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel painted by famous artist David Hockney and the Olympic pool at  Continue Reading »

Mare Island- California’s Gold (704)

Written on December 9, 1996 at 11:51 pm, by

The first on the entire west coast, with 142 years of service to our nation, the Mare Island Naval Shipyard has been a long time builder of California’s naval gold. Join Huell as he takes us on one of the last tours of the base which is to be closed due to military downsizing. He  Continue Reading »

Suisun Bay- California’s Gold (705)

Written on December 9, 1996 at 11:50 pm, by

Welcome to Suisun Bay home to one of the strangest fleets of ships you’ll ever see, the “Mothball Fleet.” Hundreds of ships all chained together, from tub to tanker, from Victory to cruiser, these ships are part of our National Defense Reserve Fleet. Come aboard with Huell as he tours some of these historic ships harking  Continue Reading »