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Yearly Archives: 1997

Mule Days- California’s Gold (808)

Written on November 8, 1997 at 5:17 am, by

They’ve been a part of the California landscape for hundreds of years, helping to build our canals and highways and railroads, hauling our freight, our silver bullion and, of course, playing a major role during the gold rush era. However, many people are under the false impression that they’re stubborn, while others tend to overlook  Continue Reading »

Hollywood and Vine- The Bench (015)

Written on September 1, 1997 at 10:35 pm, by

Huell meets a variety of people on the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

Water Court Plaza- The Bench (016)

Written on August 1, 1997 at 10:30 pm, by

Huell meets a variety of folks at the Water Court at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.

Bits and Pieces- California’s Gold (810)

Written on August 1, 1997 at 6:04 pm, by

What do a brilliant field of marigolds, an ostrich farm, thousands of cacti and a two-story outhouse have in common? The answer is that they are all accidental discoveries made by producer/host Huell Howser as he traveled the state in search of California’s Gold. “As we drive down the highways of our state we’re always  Continue Reading »

Paradise- California’s Gold (807)

Written on May 1, 1997 at 5:51 pm, by

The morning of April 12, 1859 started like most other mornings for the miners working the Willard Claim on the West Branch of the Feather River just across the canyon from Dogtown. The men were hard at work washing the mountain away with the force of water pressure using the hydraulic mining technique. Then, as  Continue Reading »

Japanese American Home Movies- California’s Gold (106)

Written on April 23, 1997 at 9:33 pm, by

It’s like stepping back in time. A glimpse of what life was like in California during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. And this look back is made even more fascinating because it is from the Japanese-American perspective through the medium of home movies! In this special one-hour edition of “California’s Gold,” host Huell Howser visits  Continue Reading »

Union Station- The Bench (011)

Written on March 29, 1997 at 11:46 pm, by

Huell goes to the Los Angeles Union Station.

Rocks in Water- California’s Gold (803)

Written on March 9, 1997 at 7:34 pm, by

California is full of them. They are located in both fresh and salt water. Some are big and some are small. And they’re all part of our state’s rich geological and human history. We’re talking about rocks in the water! And in this episode host Huell Howser visits three of the most fascinating of these rocks.  Continue Reading »

Beverly Park- The Bench (014)

Written on February 14, 1997 at 6:27 pm, by

During a drive down Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles, Huell stops and talks to people in a park.1997

Railcars- California’s Gold (802)

Written on February 9, 1997 at 7:31 pm, by

In this episode of “California’s Gold,” Huell salutes the railroads by “riding the rails.” Catch is, he won’t be riding on an actual train! First, Huell attends the annual U.S. National Handcar Races at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento and watches as teams race against the clock on a stretch of straight  Continue Reading »