Back in the middle of last November I published a post about gold dredgers in Yuba County — but it wasn’t too many decades past that we had dredgers operating on the lower American River, including the area of what is now Lake Natoma. Along the river’s course, anywhere you find heaping piles of rounded cobble laid out in long […]
It was only about four years ago that I first visited the California State Railroad Museum. It really is a great place to explore, and after watching this episode of California’s Golden Parks, I think I’m about due for another visit. It’s clear from Huell’s conversations with the docents that they truly love working in the museum, sharing their knowledge […]
Huell manages to pack quite a lot into this 30-minute episode of California’s Gold from 2007. I especially enjoyed his visit to the Foresthill Bridge, not too far down the road from where I live. The nonexistent Auburn Dam is still a hot topic of debate, even decades after construction was stopped. Around the time that this episode first aired, […]
Even though I’ve passed through both Bodega and Bodega Bay many times, Huell’s visit to these two small Sonoma County towns in 2002 highlights the people who live and work there and who make the communities something special. Join Huell as he travels to the village of Bodega Bay, located just 68 miles north of San Francisco. The sights are […]
During the busiest years of the California Gold Rush the town of Coloma boasted more than 70 structures — but these days only a handful of buildings remain standing along Highway 49/Main Street in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.