Thursday, May 26, 2016
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We are extremely proud of all the California's Gold shows we have produced over the past 20 years on our State's rich history, cultural diversity, natural wonders, and amazing people.
Our program is also endorsed by a number of organizations including: the California Teachers Association; the California Federation of Teachers; the California State Library Foundation; the California Library Association; the California School Boards Association; the California Council for the Social Studies; and the California Historical Society.
Thanks again for your support, and as always, you are invited to join the adventure as we continue our search together for California's Gold.
California's Gold #6001 - TEARDROPS
Step back in time with Huell as he visits a weekend gathering of classic teardrop trailers. They sleep two, and have a built-in kitchen on the back all in a teardrop shaped trailer a little more than eight feet long.
Some were built by various manufacturers, but many were lovingly built or restored by hand from plans in a Popular Science magazine.
California's Gold #6002 - SEQUOIA BLACK HISTORY
Huell joins the centennial celebration of Colonel Charles Young's tenure as superintendent at Sequoia National Park. Young led his “Buffalo Soldiers” during a historic summer working in the second national park ever created in the United States. Young discovered and named a majestic Giant Sequoia after an individual that inspired and influenced his life, Booker T. Washington. After nearly 100 years, this tree has been
California's Gold #6003 - MASONIC CAVE
Huell's off to Amador county and the town of Volcano. It was once a thriving, gold mining town in the 1850s and 1860s, but Huell has set off to discover the mysterious cave in this mountain community which served as a Masonic lodge.
California's Gold #6004 - CATALINA CUBS
Chicago millionaire William Wrigley brought excitement to the Catalina Island every year, when his Chicago Cubs baseball team came for spring training each season through the late 1940s. A ball field was built and visitors came from Los Angeles and other California cities to watch the "Catalina" Cubs.
California's Gold #6005 - LA AIR RAID
Huell visits the Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro to relive the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of February 1942.
Fort MacArthur Museum
California's Gold #6006 - MUYBRIDGE
Huell is off to Stanford University to learn about Eadweard Muybridge and
California's Gold #6007 - SKUNK TRAIN
Following the the coastal "Redwood Route" as it has since 1885, the Skunk
California's Gold #6008 - CIRCUS TREES
Huell is on a special quest as he searches for the Tree Circus.
Set within 600 acres of rural countryside in Gilroy, California, Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park combines beautiful gardens, amusement rides and a little bit of history to create a unique attraction. Bonfante Gardens is home to the last remaining trees created by an extraordinary man who literally wove Sycamores, Box Elders, Ash and Spanish Cork trees into works of art.
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
California's Gold #6009 - SIDECARS
A visit to the 31st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally.
California's Gold #6010 - BICYCLES
A look at L.A.’s bike history with stops at the Pasadena Museum of History, a Sunday Morning ride back in time as Huell uncovers
California's Gold #6011 - BUSCH GARDENS
Before there was Disneyland and other large amusement parks, there was Busch Gardens. Huell goes to Pasadena where he literally uncovers the lost and largely forgotten original Busch Gardens, a botanical paradise, which amused visitors from 1905 to 1938.
California's Gold #6012 - AVOCADOS
From past to present the avocado has been an important part of Southern California life.
Join popular PBS host Huell Howser as he visits today’s avocado industry in and around Fallbrook, CA, and takes us on a tour back through local avocado history.
So, whip up a dish of guacamole, sit back and enjoy this tasty adventure.
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