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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Camarillo Ranch – California’s Golden Parks (148)

Written on January 28, 2007 at 12:00 am, by

Join Huell as he visits the magnificently restored Camarillo Ranch, which was named for “the last Spanish Don”, Adolfo Camarillo, who assumed ownership of the gigantic 10,000 acre ranch in 1880 at the age of 16. The city of Camarillo is named after the charismatic and successful Adolfo, who is known for having bred white  Continue Reading »

Moon Trees- California’s Gold (9011)

Written on January 10, 2007 at 4:26 pm, by

Apollo 14 launched in the late afternoon of January 31, 1971. Inside, astronaut Stuart Roosa had packed a small container filled with hundreds of tree seeds. After splashdown these seeds were germinated and planted all over the world.Join Huell as he starts his quest to find the Moon Trees. First stop is at the Placerville Forrest  Continue Reading »

Trees of Mystery- California’s Gold (9010)

Written on January 10, 2007 at 4:23 pm, by

The giant statue of Paul Bunyan greets visitors to this family run road-side attraction that has been open since the 1930’s. Join host Huell Howser as he get a tour through some of the most amazing Redwoods in California, but its not just any old walking tour where you stare up at these impossibly tall  Continue Reading »

Norconian Resort- California’s Gold (9009)

Written on January 10, 2007 at 4:15 pm, by

In the mid 1920’s, Rex B. Clark, an unmatched visionary of his time, accomplished the near impossible by constructing the world-class Norconian Resort in a remote area of Southern California. The Norconian was an immediate success and frequented by the rich elite and Hollywood’s finest. Unfortunately, the Club never made a nickel as the Stock  Continue Reading »

Pet Cemetery- California’s Gold (9008)

Written on January 9, 2007 at 11:34 pm, by

Huell goes in search of some of our most permanent residents in this episode of California’s Gold. We’ll see where some of TV & Film’s most famous animals are resting in peace… and many of them are not where you would think! Join us as we visit Toto from the ‘Wizard Of Oz’, Old Blue –  Continue Reading »

Skimboarding- California’s Gold (9005)

Written on January 9, 2007 at 11:31 pm, by

Skimboarding is a sport similar to surfing which takes place near the shore. The skimboarder stands about twenty feet from the ocean with skimboard in hand and waits for a wave. When they see a wave they run towards it with their skimboard still in hand. Upon reaching the wet sand they drop the board  Continue Reading »

Catalina Arabian Ranch- California’s Gold (9003)

Written on January 9, 2007 at 11:27 pm, by

Nestled in a small valley nearly 12 miles outside of Avalon on Catalina Island is El Rancho Escondido, “the hidden ranch.” Still a working ranch, it was originally started as the Wrigley family’s Arabian Horse Ranch. The facility’s prizewinning horses, historic memorabilia, and entertaining exhibits make it great place to visit. Huell spends the day  Continue Reading »

Roads Go Through- California’s Gold (9002)

Written on January 9, 2007 at 11:24 pm, by

Join Huell as he rides right through the middle of some California history! First stop is Beal’s Cut, a hand-cut stagecoach road in the the Santa Clarita Mountains and a steep “short cut” between the pueblo of Los Angeles and points north. General Phineas Banning drove the first stage through the treacherous mountain pass in 1854.  Continue Reading »

Spontaneous Adventures- California’s Gold (9001)

Written on January 9, 2007 at 11:21 pm, by

Huell visits the Monterey Customs House State Historic Park, discovers the tallest bridge in California, and checks out the town of Cool- all unplanned adventures.At one time, the Custom House presided over Mexico’s primary port of entry on the Alta, CA coast. It was here that Commodore Jon Drake Sloat raised the American flag in  Continue Reading »

Salmon Festival- California’s Golden Parks (151)

Written on January 7, 2007 at 5:33 pm, by

Huell attends the annual Return of the Salmon Festival in Shasta County to see huge numbers of fall Chinook Salmon coming up river to spawn. Coleman Fish Hatchery 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road Anderson, CA 96007 2007