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Red Rock Canyon State Park-California’s Golden Parks (163)

Located just off highway 14, Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The park is not only rich in natural beauty, but has a deep human history as well. From the native Kawaiisu Indians, who left petroglyphs, to the 1870s 20-mule team freight wagons that stopped for water.  Continue Reading »

Randsburg- California’s Gold (10010)

Huell visits the historic and remote mining town of Randsburg. Randsburg General Store 760-374-2143 Store 760-374-2332 Chime Lady 760-374-0059  2008

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 »

Black Diamond Mine-California’s Golden Parks (116)

Huell travels to the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the East Bay. It was once a thriving coal and sand mining area, and is now a great place to bike and hike while taking in the beautiful landscape filled with blue oaks, manzanitas and carpets of springtime flowers. Huell stops by the Underground Mining  Continue Reading »

Auburn- Road Trip with Huell Howser (119)

Join Huell Howser as he travels to Auburn, one of California’s earliest mining towns founded in 1848 and situated in the heart of the Gold Country. Placer County Museum 2003

Mining Museum-California’s Golden Parks (113)

Huell drops by the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa to see our state’s official collection of more than 13,000 minerals, rocks, gems, historic artifacts and fossils. 2002

Mariposa- Road Trip (120)

Travel to Mariposa County, home to a rich mining history. Stops include California’s oldest Courthouse (1854), and the colorful mining town of Coulterville. 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 »

Quicksilver- California’s Gold (801)

It was the very first mining community in California, starting up operations in 1845. Before it closed down for good in 1976, it also held the distinction of being the largest, richest mine California has ever known, processing over $700,000,000 in metallic wealth. New Almaden Mine was situated in the Santa Clara Valley near San  Continue Reading »