First of all, I’d like to wish all my readers a very happy winter holiday season, whether it be Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Mawlid, or Christmas!
In this holiday special, Huell celebrates the holidays with the descendants of the original Cornish Carol Choir of Grass Valley. Join them as they reenact their 1940 concert of traditional Cornish Christmas Carols, which took place 2,000 feet below ground in a gold mine, and was broadcast nationally on network radio.
Since next Sunday will be Christmas Day, I thought an appropriate episode of California’s Gold would be nice. I was all set to share a great episode about the huge Paul Ecke ranch in Encenitas, California, and the poinsettias they breed, grow, and ship to florists and vendors all over the western US — you can find it right here, and by a bit of coincidence, this was the episode I happened to catch on TV yesterday.
But for some California history located in a place not awfully far from where I live, I had to choose the Cornish Christmas to share this week. This wonderful episode celebrates Christmas and the long tradition of the Cornish Christmas songs sung by the miners of Grass Valley in Northern California.
I hope you enjoy it, and Happy Holidays!