Some days when I’m wandering around at Denio’s I feel a little like I’m visiting a really cool museum — the trick is scouting out the really good stuff from all the other visual distractions. I’ve so many wonderful items lately, I need to spread them across more than one blog post! Old photos:
I decided on a bit of a change this week — a collection of short, 4-minute videos produced for Southern California Edison in the late 1980s. I stumbled across these small gems purely by accident. As always, you can click on the images below to see the videos. This first episode launched Edison’s “Crossroads” series. The show became a regular […]
Huell clearly had a lot of fun in this episode of California’s Gold, originally aired in 2009. I love the idea of taking the time to finally go see those places you’ve always wanted to see; my own list includes the Winchester Mystery House and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. But Huell chooses a couple of spots that I had never […]
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.