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Monthly Archives: January 2001

Dune Buggy – California’s Gold (3002)

Written on January 31, 2001 at 8:56 pm, by

Back in a Southern California garage in 1963 something amazing was happening. A 37 year old Bruce Meyers was building a car that would that would become an icon, the Meyers Manx… better know as the Dune Buggy. This simple car really spring-boarded “off-road” racing into the huge sport it is today, cutting more than  Continue Reading »

Barstow- Road Trip with Huell Howser (101)

Written on January 24, 2001 at 7:40 pm, by

Share Huell’s first Road Trip to the desert that borders the I-15 east of Barstow. Most people think of it as a desolate stretch of highway, the quickest way to get from L.A. to Las Vegas. But on this Road Trip, Huell discovers that if you just slow down and explore a little, its full  Continue Reading »

Trees- California’s Gold (3013)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:30 pm, by

As we all know, California has some spectacular scenery and our great variety of Trees make up a large part of it. In this adventure, Huell visits three big trees that are a great example of California’s Gold. First Huell travels to Santa Barbara to see the Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Given to a little  Continue Reading »

Windmills- California’s Gold (3012)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:25 pm, by

The first stop on our adventure is the Dutch Windmill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which was built in 1902, at a cost of $16,000. It is 75 feet high, and 33 feet in diameter at the base, is sails have a span of 102 feet and it was capable of pumping 30,000 gallons  Continue Reading »

Giant Rock- California’s Gold (3011)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:23 pm, by

First stop is Giant Rock – considered to be the worlds largest free standing bolder, and a long time sacred site to the Native Americans. In the 1950’s it became a UFO airport according to George Van Tassel who was contacted by aliens there, and was host to UFO conventions till the late 70’s. One  Continue Reading »

California: China Connection- California’s Gold (3010)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:20 pm, by

California and China have had a long and storied connection, the most well known is the Chinese laborers who built the California Railroads. But on this adventure Huell finds a few lesser known, example of California’s & China’s Gold. A brief stop at the Bonsai Collection North introduces us to the Bonsai tree given to  Continue Reading »

Beaches- California’s Gold (3009)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:18 pm, by

There are two beaches in California that are a treasure hunters paradise. The constant pounding of the Pacific has created some real “gems”. It’s a north coast adventure you don’t want to miss. First Huell travels to the small coastal town of Fort Bragg to visit what the locals call “Glass Beach”. Imagine a kaleidoscope  Continue Reading »

Vernal Pools- California’s Gold (3008)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:17 pm, by

For years Huell has been getting letters telling him he should do a show on Vernal Pools, well, now he has. Just a short drive from Sacramento, on an old Military Base Huell meets up with a couple of experts, and a bunch of school kids all eager to explore the flora and fauna that  Continue Reading »

Will Rogers- California’s Gold (3007)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:15 pm, by

Will Rogers has got to be one of the all time great American characters. Often called the “Cowboy Philosopher”, he kept America laughing through some of it’s toughest years. Will was a radio commentator, news-paper columnist, and motion picture star. In 1922 Will bought property above Sunset Blvd. and built a summer cottage. The family  Continue Reading »

Zamboni- California’s Gold (3006)

Written on January 8, 2001 at 9:14 pm, by

Huell learns about the machines that clean the ice at ice rinks and professional hockey events around the world. Would you believe the Zamboni was invented right here in sunny Southern California? Huell joins up with the son of the inventor, and visits the factory where it all started. Then he tops off the day  Continue Reading »