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Category Archives: California’s Gold

Vincent Price Art Museum- California’s Gold (13012)

Huell tours the Vincent Price Art Museum, which opened in May 2011 at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. The museum contains 9,000 items, many of which were donated by the late actor. Victoria Price leads the tour of her father’s vast collection of fine art and shows why this gallery is one of  Continue Reading »

Crookedest Street- California’s Gold (13011)

Huell goes in search of the crookedest street in the world. A small section of Vermont Street in the Potrero Hill section of San Francisco is just miles away from the more famous Lombard Street. Which street is crookeder? Huell grabs a gang of experts and finally solves this mystery.  2011

California Restaurants- California’s Gold (13010)

Huell visits two California restaurants that are great examples of “California’s Gold”. Foster’s Freeze has been a tradition since 1946 when George Foster opened his first store and the company now owns over 90 locations and has become a California favorite. Founded by the five Havadijas brothers, the first Farmer Boys restaurant opened its doors  Continue Reading »

Baseball Sod- California’s Gold (13008)

Spend the day with Huell at Angel’s Stadium as he meets up with the good folks at West Coast Turf and learns all about the grass that they install at venues all over California.  2011

Flagpoles- California’s Gold (13007)

Huell visits two historic flagpoles. The first was (at one time) the tallest flagpole in the world, but it’s located in Calipatria, which sits 184 feet below sea level. So with its 184 foot pole, the Calipatria flag flies just at sea level. Then on to Livermore where the flagpole has an even stranger history…  Continue Reading »

Old Wood- California’s Gold (13006)

Join Huell on his quest to find some really old wood. The first stop is up in Knights Ferry to see the longest covered bridge West of the Mississippi. Then Huell goes even further back in time and walks us through the petrified forest by Calistoga, CA.  2011

Snow Goose Festival- California’s Gold (13005)

Huell travels to Chico to join the celebration of the arrival of thousands of waterfowl that come from the north to spend their winters in the temperate North Valley climate. Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, Pintail Ducks and many more, fill the rice fields and wildlife refuges throughout the area. The Snow Goose Festival  Continue Reading »

Starr Ranch- California’s Gold (13009)

Huell travels to Orange County to the Starr Ranch Sanctuary. He gets a special tour of the facility and takes a close look at their “Owl Cam” which is amazing. Starr Ranch Sanctuary is a 4,000 acre preserve owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. It is located in the foothills of the Santa  Continue Reading »

George Stanley- California’s Gold (13013)

Huell goes in search of the history of one of the most iconic symbols in the world: the Oscar. The gleaming gold statuette that is handed out each year at the Academy Awards has become the pinnacle of Hollywood success. The sculptor George Stanley was handed a napkin with a rough drawing and given the  Continue Reading »

Sturgeon’s Mill- California’s Gold (13004)

Huell visits a lumbermill… or is it a working museum? Join Huell, the founders great-grandson and a cast of characters at this historic place.  2010