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Jamestown- Road Trip with Huell Howser (153)

Huell travels to the historic Gold Rush town of Jamestown in Tuolumne County. This beautiful town is known for its amazing buildings, including the National Hotel, which has been lovingly restored to its 1800’s charm. Huell also visits Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, which is home to one of America’s last intact, still-operating railroad roundhouses.  Continue Reading »

Gold Rush Medicine- California’s Gold (10005)

It wasn’t always pretty, and it didn’t always work, but the “doctors” of the Gold Rush did the best they could to take care of the throngs of immigrants who came to California in search of fame and fortune. Sacramento’s Sutter’s Fort is the backdrop of this adventure. Huell hears the story of how the  Continue Reading »

Whiskeytown- California’s Golden Parks (150)

Huell visits Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and hears all about this new and improved state park and the exciting disovery of an enormous 400 foot waterfall, which was hidden on private property until 2006. Then, Huell explores the freshly cut trail that has been made for everyone to enjoy this gorgeous “new” waterfall. National Park  Continue Reading »

Placerville- Road Trip (118)

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 »

Shasta-California’s Golden Parks (104)

Shasta City is located six miles west of Redding. During the California gold rush it was the “Queen City” of California’s northern mining district prospering from 1850-1890. Huell Howser visits Shasta State Historic Park, a reminder of the area’s gold rush legacy with brick ruins of a once thriving gold rush shopping district and a  Continue Reading »

Sutter’s Fort-California’s Golden Parks (107)

Huell Howser travels to Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park in midtown Sacramento. The Park marks the 1839 settlement that would become our state’s capital, and play a major role in California history when gold was discovered nearby in 1848. Call 916-445-4422 2002

Julian- Road Trip with Huell Howser (110)

Described as “the ultimate Sunday drive destination,” Huell Howser’s latest Road Trip takes him to the rustic town of Julian, in northern San Diego County. Settled as a gold mining town in 1869, Julian didn’t disappear once the mines were depleted. The residents planted apple orchards, and apples remain the backbone of the local economy.  Continue Reading »

Fort Tejon- Visiting (710)

You’ve passed it hundreds of times, high atop the grapevine on I-5, jokingly referred to as the most famous bathroom between LA and Bakersfield, it’s really an amazing place. Join Huell as he gets a living history lesson on the over 135 years of soldiers, goldminers, and other frontier folk.  1999

California Firsts- California’s Gold (703)

From orange groves to freeways, everybody knows about some of the most important and uniquely Californian firsts our state has produced. In this episode Huell looks at three unexpected California firsts that occurred in ways and places people never imagined: the surprising story behind the “real” discovery of gold in California, the unlikely spot of  Continue Reading »

California Companies- California’s Gold (503)

Huell takes a look at two companies that had their roots in California’s gold rush. First, Huell looks at the Studebaker Car Co.-originally started as a wheelbarrow manufacturer-and visits the Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races at the El Dorado County Fair, now in their 49th year. Next, Huell tours the original plant of Levi Strauss & Co. in  Continue Reading »