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Category Archives: California’s Gold

A Palm Springs Star for Huell Howser!

Since the opening of the Huell Howser Archives and the permanent exhibit, That’s Amazing! Thirty Years of Huell Howser and California’s Gold, we have encountered a number of fans of Huell’s who are eager to share their encounters with him. These are people who also share his love for California. One of Huell’s favorite places  Continue Reading »

Avocados- California’s Gold (6012)

From past to present the avocado has been an important part of Southern California life. Join popular PBS host Huell Howser as he visits today’s avocado industry in and around Fallbrook, CA, and takes us on a tour back through local avocado history. So, whip up a dish of guacamole, sit back and enjoy this  Continue Reading »

Busch Gardens- California’s Gold (6011)

Before there was Disneyland and other large amusement parks, there was Busch Gardens. Huell goes to Pasadena where he literally uncovers the lost and largely forgotten original Busch Gardens, a botanical paradise, which amused visitors from 1905 to 1938.

Bicycles- California’s Gold (6010)

A look at L.A.’s bike history with stops at the Pasadena Museum of History, a Sunday Morning ride back in time as Huell uncovers other important stops in LA’s Bike history.

Sidecars- California’s Gold (6009)

A visit to the 31st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally.

Circus Trees- California’s Gold (6008)

Huell is on a special quest as he searches for the Tree Circus. Set within 600 acres of rural countryside in Gilroy, California, Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park combines beautiful gardens, amusement rides and a little bit of history to create a unique attraction. Bonfante Gardens is home to the last remaining trees created by  Continue Reading »

Skunk Train- California’s Gold (6007)

Following the the coastal “Redwood Route” as it has since 1885, the Skunk Train takes Huell on an inspiring ride through ageless redwoods and over spectacular mountains. It began as a logging train taking valuable lumber to the Mendocino Coast, and now provides passengers a glimpse of history and scenic beauty.

Muybridge- California’s Gold (6006)

Huell is off to Stanford University to learn about Eadweard Muybridge and his ground breaking photographs of animal locomotion. With the financial help of wealthy Leland Stanford, a former California Governor and founder of Stanford University, Muybridge used multiple cameras to capture innovative images of animals in motion. His venture, which would make contributions to  Continue Reading »

LA Air Raid- California’s Gold (6005)

Huell visits the Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro to relive the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of February 1942.

Catalina Cubs- California’s Gold (6004)

Chicago millionaire William Wrigley brought excitement to the Catalina Island every year, when his Chicago Cubs baseball team came for spring training each season through the late 1940s. A ball field was built and visitors came from Los Angeles and other California cities to watch the “Catalina” Cubs.