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Monthly Archives: January 2000

Emperor and the President- California’s Gold (2013)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 9:04 pm, by

Like other states, the hierarchy of California’s government begins with our Governor and weaves its way down through offices such as Secretary of State, Attorney General and Senator. What is surprising about California, is that we once had an Emperor and a President. California’s President William Ide emerged during the 24 days of the Bear Flag revolt  Continue Reading »

Monarchs- California’s Gold (2012)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 9:02 pm, by

Have you ever wondered what 100,000 Monarch Butterflies look like? Wellhere’s your chance. Huell travels to Pismo State Beach to visit the largestoverwintering site for Monarch butterflies in the U.S. More people visit thissite than any another butterfly site in the world. Last year they had 50,000visitors! Every year hundreds of thousands of Monarchs fly as much  Continue Reading »

Under Lake Arrowhead- California’s Gold (2011)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:59 pm, by

Lake Arrowhead is one of Southern California’s beautiful areas. This private lake is perfect for fishing, water skiing and just enjoying. The people that own the lake cherish it as a recreational heaven. Originally built as a reservoir to feed the citrus groves of San Bernardino through a series of flumes and tunnels this engineering  Continue Reading »

Historic Chickens- California’s Gold (2009)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:56 pm, by

A 1916 brochure called the town of Petaluma “The largest poultry center in the world” and up until the sixties, Petaluma was a major player in the world of chickens. In 1915, Petaluma shipped 11,681,134 dozen eggs. Huell travels to Petaluma to attend the annual Butter and Egg Days celebration, which ran from 1916 to  Continue Reading »

State Library Treasures- California’s Gold (2010)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:54 pm, by

Founded along with the State of California itself, the California State Library houses precious artifacts from California’s infancy. Huell gets a private tour of this rare collection which includes California’s first newspaper, mirror images of the gold country from the 1850s, a 17th Century map of California and John Marshall’s own hand-drawn map and sketch  Continue Reading »

San Francisco Cemeteries- California’s Gold (2008)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:52 pm, by

San Francisco is a city of many distinctions, but few are as intriguing as the history of its cemeteries. As the 19th century came to a close in San Francisco, a movement some say a real estate scheme began to remove all buried remains from within the city. After many ordinances, acts and decrees, cemeteries  Continue Reading »

Nixon Boyhood Home- California’s Gold (2007)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:49 pm, by

Visit The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace with Huell and first daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower, as she gives a private and personal tour of thefarmhouse where her dad was born and raised. During this informal tour Julie talks about her father’s memories of growing up in this simple, wooden home thatused to be in the  Continue Reading »

Hot Creek- California’s Gold (2006)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:45 pm, by

If you love to soak in really hot water and love the out of doors, you have to watch this show. Huell travels to the Eastern Sierra’s in search of a good place to have a soak. Hot Creek Geological Site is nestled in the Inyo National Forest close to the town of Mammoth Lakes.  Continue Reading »

Mudpots- California’s Gold (2005)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:44 pm, by

In this muddy adventure, Huell travels to some very remote areas to take an up close and personal look at “mudpots”. Mudpots only occur three places in the US and one of them is right here in California. Our first stop is the Imperial Wildlife Area. Huell and a member of the Fish and Game  Continue Reading »

Swallows- California’s Gold (2003)

Written on January 8, 2000 at 8:42 pm, by

The miracle of the “Swallows” of Capistrano takes place each year at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, on March 19th, St. Joseph’s Day. Legend says the swallows, seeking sanctuary from an innkeeper who destroyed their nests,took up residence at the old Mission. They return to the site each year to nest,knowing their young can be  Continue Reading »