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Cabrillo’s Ship — California’s Gold (15005)

Huell travels to Point Loma to learn about the history of Juan Cabrillo’s ship, the San Salvador, which arrived at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. We then meet the builders and see the progress of a full-scale replica of the ship at the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Water Reliability- California’s Water (124)

Huell tours construction projects that focus on improving the water supply reliability in the San Diego region. A project will raise the San Vicente Dam an additional 117 feet and more than double its storage capacity to 242,000 acre-feet.  2010

San Diego County Fair — California’s Golden Fairs (103)

Huell visits a fair steeped in history. In 1880, a group of San Diegans organized an agricultural fair to bring county farmers together to share ideas, see who had the best citrus fruit, who baked the best pie, and who had the fastest horse. In 1936 it moved to it’s current location at the Del  Continue Reading »

Liberty Station- California’s Communities (107)

Huell visits the site of the old World War II Naval Training Station in San Diego to see its new life.  2009

Aircraft Carriers-California’s Gold (134)

California has a rich maritime history and has been at the forefront of naval warfare since the beginning. In this special one-hour adventure, Huell visits two aircraft carriers that are now museums in the waters of California.First it’s off to San Diego to visit the USS Midway, which has steamed through a 47-year career of  Continue Reading »

Tecate Train- California’s Gold (8011)

Host Huell Howser comes to San Diego County to visit the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo and takes a train ride to Tecate, Mexico.  Huell takes a tour of the Tecate beer factory and explores the charming and historical Plaza area in Tecate before returning on the train to San Diego. The expedition rambles  Continue Reading »

Ships In A Bottle- California’s Gold (7007)

Huell’s off to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to learn about building ships in a bottle, an art form believed to have originated in the 18th century. These tiny masterpieces are also important pieces of Maritime history. Maritime Museum of San Diego 1492 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA92101 619-234-9153 www.sdmaritime.com  2005

Tide Pools- California’s Gold (7005)

Huell learns about tidepools on a trip to San Diego. He is joined by biologists and other experts who introduce him to the marine animals and plants that find a home in the harsh conditions of the intertidal zone. Cabrillo National Monument 619-557-5450 www.nps.gov/cabr Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) www.MARINe.gov  2005

Cuyamaca-California’s Golden Parks (122)

Located east of San Diego and encompassing 25,000 acres, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park was devastated by the wildfires in October 2003. Join Huell on a somber visit to the park as he learns about plans to help these wildlands recover quickly and prevent future damage to this fragile landscape. 2004

Coastwalk- California’s Golden Coast (108)

The organization Coastwalk was founded to shift perception of the California coastline from one of a few isolated beaches and accesses to one of many continuous miles of unbroken beauty. Huell gets a firsthand look at portions of the California Coastal Trail, the 1,200 mile route along the entire length of California’s spectacular and diverse  Continue Reading »