I’ve passed through the city of Chico a few times but never had the opportunity to stay and explore — so I had no idea it was home to this historic park with such a beautiful and varied landscape. There’s so much to see and do here, it truly is the “crown jewel of Chico.” Join Huell as he visits […]
We spent the day at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park — I’ll have lots of pictures to share before long!
Last Monday I showed you some photos of my mom boarding the train heading for Iowa. Since she’s graciously given me permission, I’ll be sharing some of the many pictures she shot during her trip in August 2000. I mean, I did lend her my camera and tell her to be sure and take as many pics as she could! […]
I’ve been sticking pretty close to home lately while still trying to get out of the house for some exercise. It remains a challenge to find local trails empty of other people — but I really need that bit of escape and solitude, even for just a few hours throughout the week.
This old schoolhouse was built in 1884 by George W. Call, the wealthy rancher and businessman whose family made their home on the Fort Ross property from 1874 until the 1920s. It continued to be used as a school building for many years even after being relocated, and it now sits in the North Meadow at Stillwater Cove Regional Park. […]
A few details seen during my recent visits to Mississippi Bar.
Just when you think you know the history of California, along comes another piece of the story that you’ve never heard before! I’m pretty sure every fourth grader has learned about James Marshall’s 1848 discovery of gold in the American River; but the Holcomb Valley gold rush of 1860 was definitely news to me. In this episode of California’s Gold, […]
I’ve been out to Sacramento Bar on the American River quite a few times; but it wasn’t until this morning as I wandered along the maze of dirt trails that I just happened to catch a glimpse of this memorial sign in the shape of a flower. It was nearly hidden from view among the piles of dredger tailings and […]