The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Anything Man Made.
I had never seen this 2006 episode of California’s Gold before, but once I realized there was a train trip involved I had to check it out! Huell actually travels over the border to the Mexican city of Tecate. But don’t worry if you’re not interested in sampling beer; besides touring the Tecate factory there’s a chance to explore the […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
I do not know what sort of building or buildings once stood on this site, on a point of land just north of where Sweetwater Creek enters Folsom Lake. This area is located on the South Fork of the American River near the Salmon Falls Bridge, and since the lake levels appeared to be rising on the day of this […]
Columbia State Historic Park has been on my must-see list for awhile now. In this 2005 episode of California’s Golden Parks, Huell gets the full Living History experience at the annual Columbia Diggins event. Once the second largest city in California, Columbia is a wonderfully preserved gold rush-era town, and it’s where Huell attends the annual Columbia Diggins celebration. (Click […]
I mentioned in a post a few days ago that due to the rising water level at Folsom Lake I missed out on seeing the old Salmon Falls Bridge out of the water. I’ve actually walked across that bridge in the past, but that was several years ago, and I don’t seem to have any photos of that excursion. This […]
And now for something completely different — this week I have some images scanned from one of my vintage Viewmaster reels. I fell in love with the Viewmaster as a young child after discovering it on my Grandma’s toy shelf. In fact, I held onto that same 1950s-era device; and when I realized that it was possible to buy vintage […]
As a history buff and a lover of anything to do with old sailing ships, I especially enjoyed this episode of California’s Gold which I just happened to catch a few nights ago for the first time. I had certainly heard the name Juan Cabrillo before, but I wasn’t aware of the whole story behind his arrival in Southern California […]
Sorry for the delay in posting; it’s been one of those days! This episode of California’s Gold first aired in 1999. This bit of California history is special to me because my dad grew up in Richmond, California, and I had relatives who worked in the Kaiser Ship Yards, playing their part in the tremendous ship-building effort of the 1940s. […]