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Monthly Archives: November 2003

Monterey Trees- California’s Gold (5009)

Written on November 8, 2003 at 5:24 am, by

Huell visits two trees in Monterey with interesting histories. In December, 1602 Sebastian Viscaino officially named Monterey in honor of the Viceroy of New Spain who had ordered his expedition. His band of 200 men gave thanks for their safe journey in a ceremony held under a large oak tree overlooking the bay which still  Continue Reading »

Placerville- Road Trip (118)

Written on November 8, 2003 at 4:42 am, by

Join Huell as he visits Placerville, founded after the highly publicized discovery of gold in 1848 in the tailrace section at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, only 10 miles away. The resulting migration of thousands of fortune-seekers established Placerville as an important supply center for the surrounding mining camps. Hangtown and Gold Bug Park (530) 642-5207  Continue Reading »

Shades of California – California’s Gold (119)

Written on November 1, 2003 at 8:57 pm, by

Shades of California was a statewide project developed by staff at the Los Angeles Public Library. Under their guidance, libraries throughout the state gathered cherished family photos from the public and amassed them in a special California State Library collection. Beyond the importance to family members, these photos have become a resource of great historical  Continue Reading »