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Nike Missile Site- California’s Golden Parks (159)

During the tense years from 1953 to 1979, the United States Army built and operated a total of 280 Nike missile-firing batteries in the United States. These missile sites were placed as the last line of defense against Soviet bombers. Today, a dedicated group of volunteers works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation  Continue Reading »

John Muir Home-California’s Golden Parks (129)

Huell tours the the Victorian residence in Martinez where the naturalist John Muir lived from 1890 to his death in 1914, and meets the special folks who are responsible for preserving this important site. While living there, Muir laid the foundations for the creation of the National Park Service in 1916.  2005

Tuolumne Meadows- California’s Gold (5006)

Huell visits Tuolumne Meadows inside Yosemite National Park and learns about the history and upkeep of the majestic meadow. Yosemite National Park 209-372-0200 2003