I’ve been spending a lot of time going through my old photos lately, and I’m amazed at how many of them were shot away from home — in the Sacramento Delta, along the Sonoma Coast, or at Clear Lake among other places. These images date from February 2001, when I took a day trip with the Big Guy to the […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Anything Man Made.
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 […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is floats, things hanging on trees, rope, fishing items, grass, green, orange, white, blue, numbers, bare branches, or come up with your own topic. I chose to concentrate on fishing items.
Just like Huell mentions at the start of this 2003 episode of Visiting, I’ve been to the Orange Empire Railway Museum too, “years and years ago.” My visit was back in June 1982; but even then this museum — now known as the Southern California Railway Museum — in Perris, California, was well established. It was started in 1958 and […]
This episode of California’s Gold from 2003 features two very special old barns. The Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo has been given a brand new life; while the restoration efforts were well underway at the time of Huell’s visit, the work continued on the barn and surrounding buildings for the next 16 years and finally opened to the public […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
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 […]